VMware Snapshot Still Removing after 48 Hrs
Posted on 2014-08-20
We have had a bit of a dilemma, one of our production servers was backed up using Veeam on Tuesday at 0000Hrs, Veeam finished the backup and requested VMware to remove the snapshot. The removal of the snapshot is still running nearly 48 hours later and the VM guest has been unavailable since Tuesday morning when the release of the snapshot began.
We have since given up on waiting for the snapshot removal to finish and restored the product server as a new vm guest. However we need to attach a VMDK file from the original vm guest to the restored vm guest (restore will take too long as it is 1.5TB). Are we able to stop the snap shot removal to unlock the VMDK file or do we have to wait...?
Has anyone had similar problems and what did you do to resolve the issue?