Is there an official support contact for the type of issue?
Smells like a hardware error to me.
A few things to look into:
- run a disk check on your VM before you run the snapshot.
- test your disk (eg. run the snapshot/commit on your VM copied to another disk
- run a test on your RAM at your host.. beware that malfunctioning RAM can cause file corruption even when copying. It is however more likely to show up when you run a process that uses a lot of memory and then hits the bad chips. I've seen this in the past and it was pretty scary.
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