I have a exchange 2013 server as a VM in Hyper-V, Server 2012R2, that I had a issue with several months ago. My Backup Exec 16 -the full version was backing it up and by default it creates a checkpoint to speedup the backup (this can be disabled and I have now). The issue was several more checkpoints 4 of them were created possibly by backup errors and I started to loose drive space. Well I worked with Microsoft to roll all the checkpoints in the right order in to one .VHDX and all I have is one file now with no checkpoints which is how I want it. I don't like using checkpoints for obvious reasons, better to have a good backup or an export than create a differencing disk.
My issue is that in hyper-v manager 2 of the old checkpoints are still listed and I cant get rid of them See pics.
This is causing a Issue with backup exec were I cant do a virtual based backup because Backup exec thinks the exchange VHDK is corrupted.
I can do a agent backup but this is not the best way to backup exchange.
I still have the old checkpoints saved, but like I said they have been already rolled in so I don't want to put them back where hyper-v can find them, and have the delete checkpoint roll them in again. Seems like that would cause a problem.
Its almost like I have some old configuration data some were in Hyper-V
Any ideas on how to get rid of these old checkpoints?