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VMWARE ESXI

Dear Experts

I have vmware esxi 4.1  with vc, 2host and FC NETAPP STORAGE. YESTERDAY I RUN DELETE ALL SNAPSHOT ON ONE VM (ms exchange). progress is showing 99% for the past 18 hours. I am not able to start the vm.
what i should do next.
regards
Benny
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Be patient, and Wait....

It will complete if you have enough datastore storage space.

How long was the VM in snapshot?

Depending on how long the snapshot was in use, and the size of the snapshot, and speed of the datastore, snapshot deletetions, can sit at 95%-99% for days, I've seen a snapshot sit at 99% for 36 hours.

Now that you have started the Snapshot delete process, you should wait for it to complete, any attempt to restart services, or fiddle with the VM, could result in a corrupt virtual disk.

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bmkdubaiAuthor Commented:
ok i am waiting
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Do you know how large the snapshots were?
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bmkdubaiAuthor Commented:
HI hanccocka
Can I check how much more time required?. Datastore is 1T and space free is 122gb.
regards
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bmkdubaiAuthor Commented:
i have not checked the size of the snapshot. how to check
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Browse the datastore the VM is stored on.
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
Ensure that you have a netapp snapshot prior to deletion just incase. Hopefully you are using smvi
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bmkdubaiAuthor Commented:
hi
what smvi. still it is 99%. i am not able to check howmuch more to finish. almost 22 hours finished.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Do you know how many snapshots?

Size of snapshot?

How long has the snapshot been in use? e.g. when did you hit the take snapshot button?

How large is your exchange server store, and how many users, and emails a day?
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bmkdubaiAuthor Commented:
1. i think one snapshot
2. 350 gb
3. when i took snapshot not sure
4. exchange has 2 datastore. 1ST IS 1T and 2nd 2T. USERS 150 500 EMAILS PER DAY
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
350gb thats the size of snapshot?

do you have enough free space on LUN?
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bmkdubaiAuthor Commented:
thank u
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