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Virtual machine disks consolidation needed, file is locked

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Virtual machine disks consolidation needed, file is locked.  I have shut down the vm and tried to consolidate.  I did a services.sh restart on the host.  I created a snapshot, deleted it and tried to consolidate.  Nothing has worked.  I have several vm's that now have this issue and I know it is from our third party backup solution that is causing it. (https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/57325?lang=en_US)    Does anyone have a solution to how to delete these files?   I have opened a case with our backup vendor to see what they can do to prevent this in the future.  Running vcenter appliance and esxi 6.5 update 2.
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