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Veeam reports disk Consolidation needed - but vSphere doesn't allow it

Post by lightsout » Sep 17, 2019 1:46 pm

I use Veeam to backup my Windows 10 VDI instant-clone reference VM. For a while now, Veeam is reporting that disk consolidation is needed on this VM. The option is grayed out in vSphere. I've tried it via PowerCLI, and which didn't stop the error.

How can I stop Veeam from doing this? Or fix the problem?

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Re: Veeam reports disk Consolidation needed - but vSphere doesn't allow it

Post by Gostev » Sep 17, 2019 2:25 pm

Hello! Please include support case ID for this issue, as requested when you click New Topic. Thanks!

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Re: Veeam reports disk Consolidation needed - but vSphere doesn't allow it

Post by lightsout » Sep 17, 2019 2:46 pm

Just submitted #03768955 :)

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Re: Veeam reports disk Consolidation needed - but vSphere doesn't allow it

Post by Andreas Neufert » Sep 17, 2019 3:30 pm

The issue here is that VMware vcenter do not have the information about the snapshots but there are files on the storage side. You can try to create a vm snapshot manually and then use consolidation. This should solve it.

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Re: Veeam reports disk Consolidation needed - but vSphere doesn't allow it

Post by aich365 » Sep 19, 2019 1:49 pm

Hi lightsout
I had a similar issue and was advised to try the following
https://www.veeam.com/kb1773

Once the old entries were removed the hard disks could be re-mapped and consolidate wasn't needed.

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Re: Veeam reports disk Consolidation needed - but vSphere doesn't allow it

Post by lightsout » Sep 19, 2019 7:13 pm 2 people like this post

In the end, I just restored it from backup. Seems happy again now, but not sure what happened and why.

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