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Veeam Logoby baber » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:00 pm

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do snapshot hunter start automatically with backup or replication job or i have to run that manually?

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Re: Snapshot Hunter

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:45 am

it is started automatically during each job session.
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[MERGED] snapshot hunter function

Veeam Logoby baber » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:43 pm

dear all
Hi

in document said about snapshot hunter now i want to know
1- this feature by default is active and will be run after each backup and replication or have to enable that ?

2 - can run manually snapshot hunter ?

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Re: snapshot hunter function

Veeam Logoby DGrinev » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:16 pm

Hi Babak,

1. Snapshot hunter starts as part of the job session.
2. No.

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Re: Snapshot Hunter

Veeam Logoby baber » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:53 pm

now if on my vm appear warning consolidate and when run consolidate it will be fail now in this time if get backup from that machine is t hat possible do consolidate with snapshot hunter without fail?

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Re: Snapshot Hunter

Veeam Logoby foggy » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:20 pm

Yes, since Snapshot Hunter tries several different consolidation methods.
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Re: Snapshot Hunter

Veeam Logoby baber » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:37 am

so thanks in your document mention "The 3-steps consolidation procedure is launched up to 4 times with a 4-hour interval."

1- 3-step consolidate will be take 4hours ??
2- is that your means if appear consolidate warning on one of my VM then i create a backup from that VM this backup in last step (remove snapshot) maybe take 4 hours for delete snapshots or consolidate them ?

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Re: Snapshot Hunter

Veeam Logoby DGrinev » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:22 am

Hi,

1. No, there are 3 different consolidation algorithms which can be retried up to 4 times with the 4 hour interval between retries.
2. No, there is no strict time length of the consolidation process, it depends on different parameters of the infrastructure and snapshot itself. Thanks!
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Re: Snapshot Hunter

Veeam Logoby baber » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:52 am

thanks

But 4hours that you mention in document what is means?
can you give an example?
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Re: Snapshot Hunter

Veeam Logoby DGrinev » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:39 pm

Snapshot hunter retries to solve the issue with the orphaned snapshots every 4 hours, if the first try failed. So, 4 hour interval is set to wait for conditions to be changed before another try.
If all 4 retries failed, it will notify you by email and propose to solve the issue manually. Thanks!
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Re: Snapshot Hunter

Veeam Logoby baber » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:17 pm

thanks
but you imagine untill now i did not install veeam and used other 3rd party applications for get backup from vms
and appear consolidate warning on one of my vm now i want to know if install veeam and get backup from that vm is that possible consolidate warning solve ?

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Re: Snapshot Hunter

Veeam Logoby tdewin » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:23 pm

If you have a consolidate warning today, right click the VM, snapshot > consolidate
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2003638
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Re: Snapshot Hunter

Veeam Logoby baber » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:30 pm

dear tdewin
so thanks

but in above posts i said consolidate failed
now i want to know veeam with snapshot hunter feature can do this?

if consolidate appear on vm and now install veeam and get backup will that solve consolidate problem ?

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Re: Snapshot Hunter

Veeam Logoby vmniels » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:12 pm

If u keep getting consolidate failures please contact VMware as this is a VMware issue.
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Re: Snapshot Hunter

Veeam Logoby baber » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:15 pm

i know this is vmware issue but i want to know is that possible veeam can solve that ?
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