Have a primary HyperV Server and replica server. One of the Primary VMs keeps failing backup but is running fine. Have traced to an issue with the checkpoints but am unable to delete them which is probably due to the problem - even if i create a new checkpoint when I try to delete I get catastrophic failure.
I can export the replica VM fine.
Should I run some powershell to delete all the checkpoints and recreate (if so which ?).
Or turn of the Primary VM and import the exported replica into a new VM and delete old once the new VM starts successfully ?
Or turn off the Primary, do a planned failover, and then somehow replicate back to primary (seems longer winded)
Thank you !
What is your backup solution that you are using?
Which checkpoints are you deleting, from oldest to newest or from newest to oldest?
The process is involved and time consuming to consolidate all the checkpoints deletion.
Consider using wbadmin to backup from within the VM filesystem level
Create a clone for just in-case.
Then trigger the deletion of checkpoint and all subsequent ones.
And let it take as long as it needs to.