Posted on 2016-10-07
I know that Andrew Hanckok posted articles about how to delete Snapshots that do not show up in Snapshot Manager as well as the snapshots that fail to delete when using Consolidation, by powering off the VM and creating new snapshot and be Patient for a while, then delete the last snapshot, which will delete other snapshots in the chain and commit them to the Base Disk.
- Recently in our environment Veeam Backup Software created 4 separate Snapshots on a VM (Because it has 4 Hard Disk). The VM kept running on the snapshot and the Snapshot Manager showed empty.
VM Engineer tried the consolidation and Failed, he created new snapshot then deleted it, following Andrew steps, and it failed..
Later on, he fixed the issue..per his statement he moved the .ctk files to a different location while the VM was OFF, ran the snapshot consolidation which deleted the snapshots without error, then powered the VM back on .
Well..I want to know from the EE standpoint how this can be done.
another option per some engineers, is cloning the VM to different datastore can delete the snapshots..(this is not clear)
Any EE to shade some lights on Deleting Snapshots Methods, if there are more that one ?