SMVI Snapshots on VMDK that is NOT part of Backup job
Posted on 2012-03-26
We have two VMs:
Located in Datastore 1
Has one VMDK located in Datastore3
Located in Datastore 2
Has one VMDK located in Datastore3 as well.
The purpose for the VMDK located in datastore 3 is to NOT capture the contents of the VMDK in the SMVI backups. Only Datastore 1 and 2 have backups run against them.
I'm noticing that snapshots are accumulating in Datatsore3 from both Datastore1 and Datastore2. How is this possible?
While looking at datastore 3's snapshots I see the following:
The backup jobs in NetApp VSC are run against the Datastores. What ended up happening is the drives that were created in Datastore3 were created as Thin Provisioned. Curious as to why this is since the default is Thick. The snapshots quickly ate into the free space and both VM's froze when it hit 100%.