I have an ESXi 5.1 host server with a Server 2012 VM server which I am monitoring remotely that hosts the email application Domino. I was using a third party VM backup software called Iperius which I initially liked. However, I noticed that since I got the software 2 months ago, it was not deleting the snapshots after it was done backing up the VM. This is my fault for not checking if the snapshots were being deleted.
The VM now has 13 embedded snapshots, so last night at 7pm, I clicked on Delete all Snapshots thinking the process would take anywhere from 4 to 8 hours like it usually does. However, it's been 14 hours and the process is seemingly stuck at 25%.
I ran a command that refreshes all of the vmdk files of the VM every 2 seconds, and they don't seem to be changing anymore. This makes me think the process is definitely stuck.
Also, the VM's CPU utilization is at 100%, and everything is much slower than usual. I know this is normal due to the sheer amount of read/write operations going on during the consolidation, but you can imagine how worried I am how badly this is affecting email performance for my client.
My question is, is there a way I can cancel the Snapshot Removal process without shutting of the VM, or should I just wait it out?
EDIT: Seems like I was wrong in that the process was stuck. I ran a different command that also updates the timestamp, and that is being updated. I guess the process is working, it's just terribly slow.