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We are still not able to create any snapshots of the VM:"failed to create snapshot for server, error -3941 (create snapshot failed). Snapshot datastore now had 6 vmdk's all the same size though, why is this? 0 LVL 117 Overall: Level 117 VMware 109 Message Active today Expert Comment by:Andrew Hancock (VMware Login. If the snapshots are taken via the ESX host terminal using the vmware-cmd command, set the option of quiescing to 0. weblink

Covered by US Patent. Then: Do I need to "unregister" and "reregister" the VM or can I boot it back up? No need to redirect the config VMX file, just made the modifications in the VMX for the new snapshot location. 0 LVL 1 Overall: Level 1 Message Author Comment by:hongedit2011-05-19 I highly recommend reading these 2 articles on snaps: Understanding Snapshots - http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1015180 Snaphot Best Practices - http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1025279 0 LVL 1 Overall: Level 1 Message Author Comment by:hongedit2011-05-19 Thanks - https://kb.vmware.com/kb/1028924

I did notice though that one of the the VM's that fail have VMNAME-Snapshot#.vmsn in the datastore, with very small size (few KB's). I'm running vSphere 5 and found this blog by Google...I'm using Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 and found some VMs are failing because vSphere is unable to Quiesce the VM. Re: Data Recovery Snapshot Error -3941 Mortiz Feb 23, 2011 1:16 AM (in response to Aegis) Hi All,Maybe the problem will be that VDR can´t resolve correctly the name of ESX Privacy Policy Site Map Support Terms of Use Jeme Liang 君子得时则大行,不得时则龙蛇.遇不遇,命也.

Another Task is already in Progress Try Restarting the Network Management Agents on the ESX server first. (if no success) and then.... Type 8Oct 01 06:06:08.355: vmx| DISKLIB-LIB : Resuming change tracking.Oct 01 06:06:08.358: vmx| DISKLIB-VMFS : "/vmfs/volumes/4b7d5904-ff90f633-7345-a4badb09bd7f/svsql01.ttni.com.sg/svsql01.ttni.com.sg-000001-delta.vmdk" : closed.Oct 01 06:06:08.360: vmx| SNAPSHOT: SnapshotBranch failed: The destination file system does not support Re: Data Recovery Snapshot Error -3941 asitdesai Sep 7, 2009 8:44 PM (in response to Aegis) The "another task is already in progress" usually means that the previous snapshot operation is So is the "install/upgrade vmware tools" optiondid you mean by "snapshot provider service" is the VSS?i tried removing VMware Snapshot Provider COM application and reregistering it back as per http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/search.do?cmd=displayKC&externalId=1019848but i

To move the virtual machine configuration files, you can use Storage vMotion or cold migration with relocation of files. There is an active link between the original VMDK file and the new delta file. VDR is now running! https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2033303 If snapshot.current points to a non-existant snapshot UID, attempting to create a snapshot causes the virtual machine to power off.In the following example, snapshot.current points to 38.

find /vmfs/volumes/ -name \*delta\* In my environment I noticed numerous VMs with multi-gigabyte delta files that I couldn’t account for via snapshots listed in the GUI. If the vm tools does have an involvement, will the fact i've not installed the VSS and sync driver components cause issues?Cheerss Like Show 0 Likes (0) Actions 3. Recent Posts Managing AWS Infrastructure with Ansible 23 Oct 2016 Vagrant-Photon OS Bug and Workaround 20 Oct 2016 VMworld EMEA 2016 Day 2 Keynote 19 Oct 2016 MenuExperts Exchange Browse BackBrowse First Name Please enter a first name Last Name Please enter a last name Email We will never share this with anyone.

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Change the location of the virtual machine's configuration file. The workaround is to edit the affected VMDK descriptor files and change “ddb.deletable” from “false” to “true”. e.g. check over here Oct 01 06:06:08.358: vmx| DISKLIB-VMFS : "/vmfs/volumes/4b7d5904-ff90f633-7345-a4badb09bd7f/svsql01.ttni.com.sg/svsql01.ttni.com.sg-000001-delta.vmdk" : closed.

I ran across them by logging into the service console and running the following command to list all the delta files on the datastores attached to the server. Please note: VembuCommunity requires javascript to work properly, please enable javascript in your browser, here is how Offering technical posts and how-to articles from an IT pro specializing in virtualization, If it's available to the Server, it's available to the VM.

Oct 01 06:06:08.360: vmx| CPT current = 2, requesting 6 Oct 01 06:06:08.360: vmx| Checkpoint_Unstun: vm stopped for 1287944 us Oct 01 06:06:08.360: vmx| SnapshotVMX done with snapshot 'test': 0 Oct

vmx| DISKLIB-VMFS : "/vmfs/volumes/DatastoreName/VirtualMachineName/VirtualMachineName-000001-delta.vmdk" : open successful (17) size = 137438953472, hd = 0. I'll post back my results here if I remember or can find this blog again.ReplyDeleteEddieJune 12, 2012 at 12:00 PMSo... Once the backup is finished just make sure they disappear. Will push on with Snapshot stuff this evening or tomorrow :) 0 LVL 117 Overall: Level 117 VMware 109 Message Active today Expert Comment by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE

To set quiescing to 0, run the command: # vmware-cmd createsnapshot For example: # vmware-cmd /vmfs/volumes/4adecc3a-62b367e8-5b15-001a4be960e0/VMname/VMname.vmx createsnapshot "Snap Name" "Snap Description" 0 0 If you are Via the Service Console, browse to the location of the VMDK files for the affected VM. Please help us resolve this issue. this content variable to add is workingDir value is "" new datastore must be available to the host ESXi server.

For more information, see Moving a single virtual disk using Storage VMotion (1004040). This is an internally known issue that causes snapshots to build up on VM’s that are members of VDR backup jobs. You can now setup Alarms using vCenter and Nagios to monitor snapshots! So we specify different hourly windows for services, and most services are on different luns as well.

Help Login Register Vembu Categories All Vembu-VMBackup Vembu-OnlineBackup Vembu-NetworkBackup Vembu-HelpDesk Vembu-SalesDesk Vembu-SocialDesk Users Badges Unanswered Ask Your Question 0 The VMware backup fails with the error message Failed to create snapshot. Then select Restart Network Management Agents. 0 LVL 1 Overall: Level 1 Message Author Comment by:hongedit2011-05-18 Ah...no access to physical host right now. So if you backups run 9.00am on exchange, probably the busiest time of the day, your Snapshot will be larger than if you run it at 3.00am in the morning. Join and Comment By clicking you are agreeing to Experts Exchange's Terms of Use.

While taking a snapshot, yousee theerror: Cannot create a quiesced snapshot because the snapshot operation exceeded the time limit for holding off I/O in the frozen virtual machine You may Powered by Blogger. Just that option, and then edit VMX. ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: http://0.0.0.10/ Connection to 0.0.0.10 failed.

hr = 0x80070001, Incorrect function.. that didn't fix the issue.ReplyDeletealexNovember 6, 2014 at 1:13 PMI've tried installing Install_Messenger_nous from the website, but I still get the error: 'Extracting file failed. Your cache administrator is webmaster. Do I need to redirect the configuation file also?

Check the exact error that is showing in the log file during the time period of backup failure. If you don't want tom Unregister/Re-register machine, you can always shutdown machine, and select Edit Settings of the VM, Options, Under Advanced, General, Configuration Parameters, and add a new ROW, and When attempting to create a snapshot, the Data Recovery Manager task states that "another task is already in progress", which it is not. After the Snapshot is crearted it should show two datastores in the Summary for the VM.

Please type your message and try again. 1 2 Previous Next 17 Replies Latest reply: Sep 14, 2011 5:12 AM by Mortiz Data Recovery Snapshot Error -3941 Aegis Sep 7, 2009 if not, maybe there are some lock problem with this VM, try to reinstall VMware Tools, if not work correctly, reboot the VM and try again.I have same problem with other