I'm getting a the following warning on 2 of my my Veeam Backup and Replication Jobs:
[Warning] VM all stuck VM snapshot consolidation attempts have failed.
Most likely reason is a virtual disk being locked by some external process. Please troubleshoot the locking issue, and initiate snapshot consolidation manually in vSphere Client.
When I try to manually consolidate the snapshots, I get error: Failed - Unable to access file since it is locked.
Also, when I look at the 2 VM's in vSphere Client, I'm also getting error, "This virtual machine needs to have it's disks consolidated. You should consolidate disks to improve performance and optimize disk utilization.
I've just checked to see if there were any Snapshots on the 2 VM's and there were no Snapshots. It just says you are here.
Any help in this situation would be most appreciated.
I was able to Consolidate the vm's.
Please have a read of my EE Article to manually check if the VM has a snapshot attached
HOW TO: VMware Snapshots :- Be Patient
and then we can discuss how to deal with it correctly, and that is not to delete it from the datastore browser, or use the consolidation option!
So check now, oh and do not rely on the Snapshot function, to check!