Nothing major, or so I thought. Unfortunately the job failed again! VixDiskLib: Invalid configuration file parameter. We successfully installed version 8 and patch 1. This was a good article up to a point, but it could be clearer. This feature enables you to take multiple snapshots of a virtual machine and then revert the virtual machine to any of the previous states by applying a snapshot to the virtual machine.
Failed to read configuration file However from looking around this error is a false alarm and the disk clone still completes and the disk is fine. Both Arcserve and vmware support suggested to consolidate snapshot files. This might happen, for example, if you delete a snapshot but its associated disk does not commit back to the base disk. A great new option that probably can save quite some work for vSphere admins. After some investigation I found that our backup system had a lock on one of the files and so I was able to release the file from the backup software and then re-run the consolidation which completed and all was good again! You can then use the Delete option to remove the snapshot and any associated files. Unfortunately today this happened for me too, but it has been the first time this happened in a vSphere 5 environment. You can combine such disks without violating a data dependency.
Stand Out as the employee with proven skills. Files Locked Jordansphere Nagios sent us an alert suggesting a virtual machine had a very high load. Step 2: In this step we need to verify the integrity of the snapshot chain. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc. Once this box appears click on the drive that you want to make into 1 file.
Lately, I've been getting a couple of errors on just a couple of our servers, saying that it can't do the backup because it needs snapshot consolidation, but all automatic snapshot consolidation attempts have failed. This Guide works with all Hyper-V Versions including Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V. Can anybody tell me why is it stuck at 16%? The presence of redundant delta disks can adversely affect virtual machine performance. As I stated Be Patient, and do not mess, cancel, fiddle with the server, it will complete. Consolidate virtual machine disk files failed. There may be a way to unlock the snapshot and consolidate the normal way.
If it was backup software then you should check your backup software documentation. I am transporting the Virtual Machines around so I want the disks in 1 file. If you have slow, disks slow merges are to be expected. I just assumed they would be greyed out as you noted, so I learned something! Exchange agent has been installed on the Exchange server. Job automation is good when it does not fail! Edge Out The Competition for your dream job with proven skills and certifications. I also read somewhere about just restarting the vpxd service or something like that!? After a reboot I tried the consoildation again but the same error appeared.
Waiting on a downtime approval would take too long. A Yes status indicates that the snapshot files for the virtual machine should be consolidated and that the virtual machine's Tasks and Events tab shows a configuration problem. Looking at Veeam backups from last night it seemed the job had failed. You can also use the Delete option to remove a corrupt snapshot and its files from an abandoned branch of the snapshot tree without merging them with the parent snapshot. My rule of thumb on snapshots - don't use for a backup - create a snapshot before making a change - just in case - when you are sure your change is working ok - delete the snapshot. Consolidation completed yesterday evening and I will be scheduling database level backup this evening. Today i ran into an issue with the Snapshot Consolidate feature.
The command will not wait untill the consolidation is finished but will return immediately. Make good use of the command folks! It seemed that the problem is bigger than I first thought. Next thing, i scanned through the virtual machine log file, vmware. Delete Use the Delete option to remove a single parent or child snapshot from the snapshot tree. Any suggestions is much appreciated I wear a lot of hats.
The next error shows that the file is locked. Move Your Career Forward with certification training in the latest technologies. Kill 1053523 Now that the lock was removed I was able to re-run the Consolidate Snapshots and it ran successfully. You will just have to wait. Deleting a snapshot consolidates the changes between snapshots and previous disk states and writes to the parent disk all data from the delta disk that contains the information about the deleted snapshot. This action invalidates the snapshot delta disks and deletes the memory file.