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msg.hbacommon.outofspace (ESXi 4.0)

Posted on 2010-11-15
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It seems that I ran out of space on a virtual partition of my VM. The
VM is a Windows 2003 Standard Edition.

I've deleted some unnecessary stored files from the storage (~2GB) and
Virtual server started to run as normal once again.

But when I check the storage it says there is 2.5GB free space so that means
I'll experience the same issue soon again.

I have experienced the exactly the same issue twice before and when I have
deleted a snapshot from snapshot manager that has solved the problem before,
but now even there is no more snapshot left on the snapshot manager to delete.

If I browse the datastore I can see that (pic1)
So I am assuming that *****.local-000002.vmdk* & *****.local_1-000002.vmdk*
files are snapshot files.

Being honest I don’t need any snapshot on this server because I am already
using Symantec Backup Exec on this one.


I've read some posts in here and some solutions I've found which are not really suitable
with my situation;


1. Create a new snapshoot and then delete all from snapshot manager, that removes all the
snapshot files
I don't have no more enough free space for a new snapshoot


2. Move the VM to other host that auto. removes the snapshot files
I do not have any other host in my environment


So how do I delete those files(snapshots) without interrupt anything on the
server, or am I on the wrong way?

Regards,
Serhan
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by:ianmellor
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Hi,

Have you tried to restart the ESX services "Service mgmt-vmware restart"? Do you have any more storage available to you on another LUN? You can clone you vm to a new LUN, that would remove the snapshot.

Hope this helps,
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by:mittermueller
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If storage available you could use the converter (automatically removes snapshots).
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by:Turkishsun
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How do I do that with the converter..?
Could you expand this a bit more..?
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VMware converter will not remove the snapshots. What you need to do is use vmware converter to clone your VM and your new VM won't have a snapshot.

Hope this helps.
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by:mittermueller
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ianmellor is right. Just convert your vm to a new one - this will be without snapshots.
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by:Turkishsun
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I have never cloned any VM before so I am assuming that I can do it with VMware Converter Standalone with the option during the moving process..?
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by:ianmellor
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Hi,

You can do this with the standalone version. it is not an option it will do it automactally as part of the clone process. VMware converter is straight forward, just follow the on screen propmts and you will be backup and running in now time at all.

Hope this helps.
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