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Failing to remove snapshots after Veeam 6.1 upgrade

Post by jjblaster » Oct 15, 2012 10:44 pm

We upgraded from Veeam 6.0 to 6.1U1 Build 6.1.0.205 2 weeks ago. Ever since we upgraded I have been having intermittent issues with remote offices failing to commit snapshots during the backup process which is causing the job to hangup waiting for the snapshot to be removed.

Anyone else having this issue?

I opened a ticket with support 00134421 but figured I would post to see if anyone else has ran into this.

I found the errors below in the logs.

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Re: Failing to remove snapshots after Veeam 6.1 upgrade

Post by Gostev » Oct 15, 2012 10:46 pm

No, this is definitely not connected with the upgrade, but rather with some other change in your infrastructure.
Please do not post log snippets in this forum, as requested when you click New Topic. Support case ID is enough.

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Re: Failing to remove snapshots after Veeam 6.1 upgrade

Post by jjblaster » Oct 16, 2012 2:42 pm

The Veeam upgrade is the only change we have made. We have to submit RFCs for all changes in our organization and there has not been a change within our infrastructure before or after the upgrade. I double checked with the Senior VMware admin and again we have not made a single change other than the Veeam upgrade.

Please advise I had another issue this morning with a different location than the two locations I mentioned on the previous post. 2 of the VMware host are on 4.1 and the other is running 5.0.

I cannot pinpoint the cause of the problem.

Any help is appreciated thanks!

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Re: Failing to remove snapshots after Veeam 6.1 upgrade

Post by Vitaliy S. » Oct 16, 2012 9:28 pm

Hi Jeremy, please continue investigating this issue with our support engineers, as it's hard to troubleshoot technical issues without reviewing full log files. On top of that, I would also take a look at VMware events as they might contain information that would help in the troubleshooting process.

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Re: Failing to remove snapshots after Veeam 6.1 upgrade

Post by Gostev » Oct 16, 2012 9:44 pm

jjblaster wrote:The Veeam upgrade is the only change we have made. We have to submit RFCs for all changes in our organization and there has not been a change within our infrastructure before or after the upgrade. I double checked with the Senior VMware admin and again we have not made a single change other than the Veeam upgrade.
I never said this change was actively made by admins. Things change/brake by the same all the time (extra load, malfunctioning equipment, etc.)

All I am saying, this is definitely not connected to Veeam upgrade. Just trying to save you from wild goose chasing here. Our product does not perform actual snapshot removal processing, this is handled by VMware. All we do is issue a single vSphere API call (RemoveSnapshot), and this has not changed since version 1.0. If VMware started to take too much time processing this call as you say, there can be a lot of reasons for that I guess, but definitely not Veeam upgrade.

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Re: Failing to remove snapshots after Veeam 6.1 upgrade

Post by jjblaster » Oct 17, 2012 4:58 pm

Thanks Gostev,

I have been escalated to level 2 support because this issue does seem to be problem with the Veeam database according to the tech that reviewed my logs. We are going have a webex session in the morning to try and resolve this issue.

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