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Hyper V 16 stray Checkpoint

valmatic
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Hyper V 2016.

In the Hyper V Manager, for this specific server it shows NO checkpoints. However in the folder where my disk files are stored, i have an old AVHDX file.
How do i merge or delete this cleanly when the Hyper V Manager does not see this as a checkpoint?

I tried shutting down the server and power up to see if the disk would merge.
When i look back in history my Backup Exec failed that that day when it did its full backup of the host, but the error was not specific to this one virtual machine, but just something i figured i would mention.

I do not have auto checkpoints, nor would anyone have been on the server to create this manually at the time.

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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/Storage
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Have a look at the VM's Settings specifically the VHDX ones. If the settings there show NAME.VHDX then the stray checkpoint probably belongs to a backup that failed or hiccuped.

I suggest Veeam. It's free for the first 10 VMs. It's vastly superior to BUE.

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I'm not sure how this answers my question or removing or deleting it?
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/Storage
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Check the VM's properties. If there is a parent VHDX file attached to all drive points in the VM then the .AVHDX file is orphaned. It would be safe to delete.

I do suggest making a backup prior as a just in case.

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ok i see. So in the settings of that virtual machine, the hard disk setting is pointing at the normal vhdx disk and not this checkpoint, if that's what you mean?
Technical Architect - HA/Compute/Storage
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That is correct.

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Thanks, i will get rid of it.