Data Backup and Recovery Discussions
When did a snapcreator for VIBE backup, in fact, the storage snapshot include a VMware snapshot. so when did a snapcreatore restore, it will did
[Sun Apr 28 09:56:06 2013] INFO: Reverting VM win2k8r2-1 to current snapshot (if one exists).
[Sun Apr 28 09:56:08 2013] INFO: Revert of VM snapshot for VM win2k8r2-1 successful.
[Sun Apr 28 09:56:08 2013] INFO: Checking power state of VM win2k8r2-1 ...
[Sun Apr 28 09:56:08 2013] INFO: Powering on VM win2k8r2-1 ...
[Sun Apr 28 09:56:15 2013] INFO: Powering on successful.
that means, after SFSR, VC will revert the VM to current snapshot. it makes sense. but actually the VMware snapshot should be still existing. I could find them if browser datastore.
I assume I should remove this snapshot but why I can't find them by VMware snapshot manager.
but If I manually create another VM snapshot, that one triggered by Snapcreator was appear.
Is there anything I missed?
Thanks and Best Regards!
By Silla, Harishankar's help, in fact, in IAG page 45. there are some comments about that:
After the restore operations are complete, you must run a Snap Creator backup of the restored
virtual machines and vApps to ensure that the new environment is cleaned up and all VMware
Snapshot copies are removed.
If the plug-in is not able to clean up VMware Snapshot copies and displays an error, you must
remove the VMware Snapshot copies manually. The VMware plug-in does not guarantee 100%
VMware Snapshot copy removal and it is a known VMware issue.
the next time snapcreator backup could clean the snapshot get back by restore operation. if no, you could run snapshot Consolidate to get the snapshot visible.
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