0
votes
2answers
26 views

Windows Server 2003 activity monitoring and reporting

I have BackupExec 2012 attempting to backup a Windows Server 2003 VMWare instance. I often get unable to quiesce error: "The virtual machine may be too busy to quiesce to take the snapshot." I've ...
0
votes
2answers
151 views

ESX Free: Creating clones of VMs to run concurrently as a branch version

I have ESX free (most recent version 5.X) installed on a standalone server with an internal datastore in a RAID 5 setup. The VMs will be Windows mostly with some Linux and will be dedicated to ...
1
vote
0answers
200 views

Replication with Veeam causes timeouts on large VM's

I have been trying to replicate two of my larger VM's one being Exchange 2003 and once the snapshot begins to commit the server begins to time out. I have updates my ESX hosts from 4.0.0 to 4.1 and ...
1
vote
1answer
362 views

How to force commit a snapshot on vmware ESX virtual machine?

I have a virtual machine in ESX with snapshot; unfortunately when trying to commit the snapshots, vmware somehow lost track of the whole structure; the virtual machine got one week back, while on the ...
1
vote
0answers
187 views

VMWare ESX4 snapshot failing with “file is larger than the maximum size supported”

I created my virtual machine hard drives with thin provisioning at the maximum of the block size (256gb for 1mb blocks) and then tried to snapshot them, failing with the error "file is larger than the ...
2
votes
6answers
7k views

How do I best archive VMWare VMs for reuse?

I'm using VMWare ESX 3.5. I've just created a couple of different-flavour VMs (a Windows 2008 one and a Windows 2003 one), installed windows updates, and am generally happy with their pristine ...
0
votes
1answer
209 views

is CBT used for snapshots?

1) Just wondering, is Change Block Tracking utilised for snapshots (ESX 4.x)? or is the mechanism the same as ESX 3.x 2) I know its used for SVM after reading a punching clouds article ...
0
votes
2answers
809 views

Restoring snapshot for Microsoft Exchange server

The background: I need to do some testing with Microsoft exchange server. Specifically, I'll be installing some software on the Microsoft exchange server machine and uninstalling that same software ...
2
votes
1answer
858 views

Unremovable invisible snapshot

We are running ESX 3.5.0 and are using VCB for making backups. Yesterday VCB failed to remove its snapshot. That has happened a couple of times before, and I removed it manually as usual. But this ...
8
votes
2answers
9k views

What happens to children when deleting a snapshot in vmware?

I'm new to virtualization and want to make sure I understand what will happen when I delete a snapshot Say I have a tree like this Base SnapshotA SnapshotB SnapshotC Two questions: If I ...
0
votes
5answers
4k views

What might cause a VMWare snapshot to timeout?

I'm using BackupExec and VCB to backup a few VMs. As I understand it, the pre-job script creates a snapshot of my VMs, mounts them as virtual directories on my backup server, and then my backup exec ...
10
votes
3answers
13k views

Snapshot/rollback for libvirt+KVM?

I've recently begun using KVM for my development/test environment on a Linux host system with 8G memory. Prior, I was using VMware Fusion for my virtual environment, but my Macbook only has 2G memory. ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Changing settings in VMWare snapshots

We're a dev shop so we make heavy use of VMs and snapshots for testing. This works great most of the time, but occasionally I discover some setting in a VM that needs to be changed across all my ...