Solved

hyper-v merger ran out of space. paused in critical state.

Posted on 2014-04-21
2
443 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
Experts,

I had a merge stop because I ran out of space.

My VM's have gone into Paused - Critical state.

My question is,

is the merger now canceled? or will it continue once i free up space.

I also do not know how to free up space, there is no space to free up on the drive that holds my VHD's.

Any suggestions?
0
Comment
Question by:FutureDBA-
2 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:FutureDBA-
ID: 40013732
also. Will space be freed if i turn off the VM's ?

Please advise
0
 
LVL 119

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 40014183
You will need to free up storage space on the disk, to allow the merge.

To understand Hyper-V Snapshots further consult this article

Hyper-V Snapshots FAQ

It's possible corruption may have occured, but your first action is to free up space on the disk, before you can continue and try again.

Some space will be freed-up if you tuen off VMs, but probably not enough,.
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article is an update and follow-up of my previous article:   Storage 101: common concepts in the IT enterprise storage This time, I expand on more frequently used storage concepts.
Will try to explain how to use the VMware feature TAGs in the VMs and create Veeam Backup Jobs using TAGs. Since this article is too long, I will create second article for the Veeam tasks.
How to install and configure Citrix XenApp 6.5 - Part 1. In this video tutorial we have explained step by step installation of Citrix XenApp 6.5 Server on Windows Server 2008 R2 is explained in this video. We have explained the difference between…
In this video tutorial I show you the main steps to install and configure  a VMware ESXi6.0 server. The video has my comments as text on the screen and you can pause anytime when needed. Hope this will be helpful. Verify that your hardware and BIO…

860 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question