I think I may have messed up pretty good here. I have an esxi host that is running a pretty hefty exchange server. The disks were getting full, so I decided to delete the snapshot (there's only one). The snapshot itself is about 250 GB. The server it's on isn't the fastest of servers (It's just a Dell PE T420).
Anyhow.. It was going really slow (about 3 percent per 2 hours) so I decided to shut the VM down thinking the lack of disk activity would speed things up. Not only did it NOT speed things up, but now my server is stuck at shutdown and ESXi is complaning it can't shutdown due to a disk cleanup operation. It's 2 AM now, and it's fine that the server is down at night, but during the day I will start to get many, many complaints from many people. I didn't make the best decisions, and now I think I am in trouble.
Can anyone offer something I can do to get this server back up? I can't restart, stop, reset, only wait... I'm afraid I have no other option other than to wait it out. If I did the math right, it will take 2 full days. I can't wait that long!!
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)
8/22/2022 - Mon
Experts Exchange has (a) saved my job multiple times, (b) saved me hours, days, and even weeks of work, and often (c) makes me look like a superhero! This place is MAGIC!