troubleshooting Question

How do I clear the virtual machine needs to have its disks consolidated.

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E WhiteFlag for United States of America asked on
VirtualizationVeeamvSphere* vmsware 6.5
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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.

E White
IT Coordinator

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