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VMWare Snapshot Consolidation after failed snapshot removal?

ruhkus asked
Last Modified: 2019-12-29
I had a VM server stop responding during work hours. I was unable to reset the VM due to an incomplete snapshot removal initiated by Veeam. Ultimately, we stopped that removal, rebooted the server (it wouldn't power on still even after the stopping, so I had to reboot), and got the VM up and running.

Now, I have two Veeam temporary snapshots that are showing up. It seems that one of the drives has 2 delta disks, but the other three drives have just the one. The 2 disks is likely due to the interrupted snapshot.

Veeam suggested Consolidation, which I agree with, especially since it's a database server and changes have been made, so I wouldn't want data loss. My vSphere client though is showing a "No" in the "Needs consolidation" column. I have never done a consolidation, so I'm not sure what to expect. Is this my best (only) option? Will it even run if "needs consolidation" says no? Any concerns I should have (I'll obviously do a backup beforehand.)

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