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raventan
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VM Snapshot taken even though Storage Integration is working

Post by raventan » Jul 03, 2017 12:44 pm

My support case ID is 02205329.

I can not understand why VM snapshot needs to be taken when storage integration is enabled with VM quiescence and application-aware processing disabled.
This is causing problems in my production SQL servers (service disconnection).

My production datastores sit in NetApp and I am backing up to Hitachi HDS, both using SAN.
I have configured DirectSAN and Storage Integration.
Somehow, a VM snapshot needs to be taken and commit before the storage snapshot is read.

I hope this VM snapshot can be eliminate away since i am reading the data from the storage snapshot.

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Re: VM Snapshot taken even though Storage Integration is wor

Post by veremin » Jul 03, 2017 1:29 pm

VM snapshot is needed to be able to use CBT. Check this section of the User Guide for more detailed description of the process. Thanks!

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Re: VM Snapshot taken even though Storage Integration is wor

Post by micoolpaul » Jul 05, 2017 9:03 am

Hi,

If you're having problems with prolonged snapshots (I'm assuming they're prolonged as SQL seems to handle snapshots fairly well). What vSphere version are you on? I used to have stun problems until ESXi 6 and now people don't notice when the backups kick in.
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