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Consolidate VM snapshots during or after quick migrate?

Post by WashRinseRepeat » Aug 24, 2016 9:32 am

Hi,
I have a VM that is in instant recovery mode and I started the quick migration process (no vMotion enabled). When I looked up the machine in my vSphere Client it said 'virtual machine disk consolidation needed' and I also received a Warning email from Veeam that 'all stuck VM snapshot consolidation attempts have failed' and I should perform the consolidation manually. The quick migration process is still continuing and now I'm unsure if I need to start the consolidation process before veeam finishes up the quick migration or if the quick migration will still succeed despite the warning?

My concern is also that starting the consolidation process will stress the source datastore (from which the instant recovered VM is currently running) even more.

I am unsure on how to best proceed. Advice would be much appreciated.
Thanks!

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Re: Consolidate VM snapshots during or after quick migrate?

Post by veremin » Aug 24, 2016 1:48 pm

If I were you, I'd let Quick Migration finish its activities and only then consolidate the existing snapshots. Thanks.

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Re: Consolidate VM snapshots during or after quick migrate?

Post by WashRinseRepeat » Aug 24, 2016 2:48 pm

Ok, thanks for the answer. I was simply unsure if it could complete its work while unconsolidated snapshots still existed.
If everything burns down I'll open a ticket :)

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Re: Consolidate VM snapshots during or after quick migrate?

Post by veremin » Aug 24, 2016 4:57 pm

The best strategy, indeed. Kindly, keep us updated on the results of your findings. Thanks.

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Re: Consolidate VM snapshots during or after quick migrate?

Post by WashRinseRepeat » Aug 25, 2016 12:03 pm

Hi,
I waited for quite a while and everything went normally. Later in the process Veeam started to consolidate the snapshots which failed a few times but ultimately completed. Unfortunately now veeam couldn't delete the temporary VM and start the new one, so the VM is still running off of the backup datastore. I have no idea on how to complete the migration.
(Basically I have a seemingly completely migrated VM named EX01 and the temporary VM names EX01_migrate. The latter is the one still running).
Any quick solution or should I open a ticket?
Thanks :)

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Re: Consolidate VM snapshots during or after quick migrate?

Post by veremin » Aug 25, 2016 12:13 pm

As to me, it'd be better to open a ticket and let support team investigate it directly. Thanks.

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