by pizang » Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:21 pm people like this post
We have a problem after migrating to vSphere 6.0 and VVols. Our production storage is 2xEquallogic 4100 with 8.0.6 firmware. We have a pretty big file server with almost 8TB of data. It didn't cause any problem when using regular VMFS snapshots. Now I am not able to backup it using Veeam and I try to find out a problem.
When I make a snapshot on vSphere level it takes about 2 minutes and it is ready. When I run a backup job veeam initiates backup procedure and tries to make a snapshot of that VM. After 30 min snapshot times out (it stays on 100% status in vSphere console for most of that time) and backup job fail. After that snapshot is in place and I have to remove it manually.
I thought it is related to VSS (vvols creates another snapshot for that AFAIK) but when I disabled it in backup nothing got better.
I will open a case after some more troubleshooting but maybe someone has an idea why it behaves.