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VM in suspended state when Veeam deletes snapshot

Post by Ekard » Oct 28, 2013 10:14 am

Every time we run a veeam Backup on one of our VM's, the VM will go into a suspended state.
This only happens while Veeam Backup is deleting the Temp Snapshot created(Completing the Job).

The VM will stay in that state until the snapshot is removed.

What could be the possible cause?

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Re: VM in suspended state when Veeam deletes snapshot

Post by foggy » Oct 28, 2013 11:11 am

Ekard, what kind of VM it is? This behavior is actually expected for highly-transactional applications, please review this topic for explanation.

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Re: VM in suspended state when Veeam deletes snapshot

Post by Gostev » Oct 28, 2013 7:45 pm

Ekard wrote:The VM will go into a suspended state.
The VM will stay in that state until the snapshot is removed.
foggy wrote:This behavior is actually expected for highly-transactional applications
Wow. Suspended state is definitely NOT expected. In fact, this is the first time I hear about something like this in 6 years. Please open a support case for investigation.

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Re: VM in suspended state when Veeam deletes snapshot

Post by Gostev » Oct 28, 2013 7:47 pm

Unmerged these posts back from the Snapshot removal issues of a large VM topic.

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Re: VM in suspended state when Veeam deletes snapshot

Post by foggy » Oct 28, 2013 7:54 pm

Hm.. I might've misread the post that someone initially merged into "snapshot removal" topic, sorry for confusion. Suspended state is indeed not expected. Are you sure it is suspended and not simply unreachable for a short moment?

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Re: VM in suspended state when Veeam deletes snapshot

Post by veremin » Oct 29, 2013 7:29 am

Also, I’m wondering whether this issues can be reproduced without Veeam presence. So, you can take the snapshot of VM manually, keep the snapshot open for long enough (similar to time it takes to backup the VM), delete the snapshot and see whether VM goes to suspended state (of course, if it truly is suspended state, and not just a VM being unreachable).

Thanks.

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