VM running out of Resources

Basic problem is I am running out of resources and I have snapshots that Acronis made. And don't know what to do.

Back story
I  have a two VM's running on  ESXI 5.1

Server 2012

Backup appliance Acronis VMProtect8

The other night I had a power outage the UPS failed and the servers went down.

No worries they are on auto boot once the power is back.

Wrong the Server 2012 VM would not boot.

So I downloaded the .vmx and found it was pointing to a snapshot that did no exist. I changed the .vmx and Server 2012 came online.


So to my current problem. The Acronis backup failed at the end of the day.
I made a separate backup for each VM and server 2012 backed up fine.

However SBS 2011 would not. I was on remote help with Acronis today they suggested reinstalling VM tools so I did this. I then tried to run another backup. when My SBS2011 server crashed.

I logged into Vsphere to find the machine was offline with a message reading not enough resources.

I powered off the Acronis Appliance and tried to get the SBS2011 VM back on. After a few moments it booted.

Now I can not start the Acronis appliance to run my backups and I fear that I will run out of resources to run my two VM's

If I right click on the SBS2011 VM I can see the following in snapshot manager.
2011 Snapshoots I can only assume Acronis created this. I want to delete it however am very worried to do so. This is a production server.

I have tried Consolidate nothing changes.

I click edit to check the VM path being used it seems to be pointing at a snapshot.
Edit SBS2011
If I browse the datastore I can see three VM data stores?
SBS2011 Datastore
Also unsure if related but in the Server 2012 Datastore folder I can see a very large log file.
2012 Data store
What can I do to restore things back to normal. My understanding is the  power went when a snapshot was being created and its mixed things up.

Please help.

Thank you !!!!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You current SBS server seems to have a larger number of vCPUs - 8 and 16GB of RAM.

It's possible that you have reservations set on the Acronis Appliance, which will only boot if you have the require CPU and Memory.

How much memory and CPU is in the host?
AlwayslearningmoreAuthor Commented:
I will check acronis.
The server has 16 vCPU s and 32 GB of RAM in total.  I am concerned about having the three... vmdk  sbs2011 sbs2011-00001 and sbs2011-00002

And the store pointing at sbs2011-00001
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, you will need to remove the snapshots. The left over snapshots is a COMMON problem with ALL Backup Products which backup VMs. You will need to add a Daily Check to your VMware Administration, to check these are not left over, or set Alarms.

see my EE Article

HOW TO: VMware Snapshots :- Be Patient

1. Take a new Snapshot.

2. Wait 60 seconds


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AlwayslearningmoreAuthor Commented:
Thank you, this worked !!

<3 you han
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No problems...
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