Tag Archives: Snapshot

Tools for monitoring and deleting VMware snapshots

Recently we have discussed about snapshot best practices and recommendations. In this article I will show how to monitor and detect (orphaned) snapshots. Nowadays, I think everybody has faced at least once with problems caused by snapshots (or orphaned snapshot). These problem could be: Low performance of VM Disk consolidation needed Out of space on datastore Corrupted VM… Read More »

VMware snapshots - best practices and recommendations

Recently I had a long discussion with my customer about problems in their VMware environment. We needed to find a solution for below problems (almost) caused by snapshots: Insufficient disk space on datastore Problem with backup of VMs Problem with VMs performance During our conversation and my investigation of VMware infrastructure I noted such important things: Many VM… Read More »

Virtual machine powers off and causes file lock

Recently my customer has faced a problem with VM which was powered off by NetBackup snapshot and the VM was not possible to be powered on because of error: Failed to lock the file. Some errors confirming that  VM was powered off during creating NetBackup snapshots: As shown on above screenshot, there were 2 errors. Let's focus on… Read More »

How to deploy and configure VMware Data Protection (VDP) 5.5?

vSphere Data Protection (VDP) is a robust, simple to deploy, disk-based backup and recovery solution. VDP is fully integrated with the VMware vCenter Server and enables centralized and efficient management of backup jobs while storing backups in de duplicated destination storage locations. The benefits of vSphere Data Protection (VDP) are as follows: Provides fast and efficient data protection… Read More »