Snapshot Removal stuck at 99% blocking other Jobs

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Snapshot Removal stuck at 99% blocking other Jobs

Veeam Logoby Stelaris » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:00 am

Hey,

I have the following problem.

At 25.07.2016 we had a Transient in our tranfomer causing every machine to hard shutdown. Our Mailserver-VM was doing a backup at this moment. Since then we always have problems with Snapshots for this vm. I had to delete all snapshots one by one and restart the management services (hostd and vpxa) after every removal since it stuck at 99% (I waited almost 24 hours for it to finish). The Snapshot-Manager shows there are no Snapshots left but in the Shell I see so many files and I think there might be a problem. I started Backupjob at 00:00 tonight and now the snapshot removal is still stuck at 99% and Veeam cant process the other jobs. I really need some help since I can't figure out what to do.
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Re: Snapshot Removal stuck at 99% blocking other Jobs

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:47 pm

In order to remove orphaned snapshots, you can create another snapshot manually and then perform a “Delete all” operation in Snapshot Manager. All snapshots, including the ones not shown in Snapshot Manager, will be consolidated.
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Re: Snapshot Removal stuck at 99% blocking other Jobs

Veeam Logoby rreed » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:53 pm

Try foggy's trick first, that 'usually' cleans out all your hidden snapshots. If not, you have to go in and manually edit the vmx file to remove the entries for those snaps and delete them; there's a write-up for this on the internets. Haven't seen this since around 4.x or 5.x but went through it several times back then. Haven't seen it in v6 and haven't missed it. :D
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Re: Snapshot Removal stuck at 99% blocking other Jobs

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:42 am

Stelaris wrote:Since then we always have problems with Snapshots for this vm. I had to delete all snapshots one by one and restart the management services (hostd and vpxa) after every removal since it stuck at 99% (I waited almost 24 hours for it to finish).

I would suggest to review VMware log files for this VM when snapshots operation hangs. There could be additional information on why it's started to happen.
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