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Full VM backup leaves snapshot (hidden) on VM's

Discussion in 'VMWare / Virtual Machine' started by bjorn.zakrisson@atea.com, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. bjorn.zakrisson@atea.com

    bjorn.zakrisson@atea.com New Member

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  3. mfecteau

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    Yes, it happens for me when a snapshot fails on my big Windows VMs. It cannot quiesce them. The VSS driver in VMtools needs to be uninstalled. Unfortunately futur snapshots would not be crash-consistent. See : kb.vmware.com/kb/1018194

    To delete the hidden snapshot, we need to make sure the disks are not connected the data mover (if it's the case, they need to be remove). Then, I make a snapshot of the VM with the hidden snapshot. Then, I go into the snapshot manager and click "delete all". It will delete the snapshot I just created, but also delete the hidden snapshot.
     

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