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VMware: VMware Data Recovery: The Unmount operation failed because the Destination may be in use

May 24th, 2011 1 comment

After some failed backups and warnings in the even log I decided to troubleshoot the backup job. I tried to remount my “storage destination” but received this warning:

The Unmount operation failed because the Destination may be in use. Please try again later

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Solution:

After reading KB1018060 and removing the store.lck file I was able to re-open/dismount/mount the storage destination again

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Browse to the BackupStore folder:

cd /SCSI-0\:1/VMwareDataRecovery/BackupStore/

Remove the lock file:

rm -rf store.lck

 

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VMware: VMware Data Recovery – Could not connect to Data Recovery on the appliance

May 24th, 2011 1 comment

A colleague got some trouble connecting with the VMware Data Recovery appliance, received this warning:

Error: Could not connect to the Data Recovery on the appliance

Please make sure the Data Recovery appliance is powered on. If the problem persists, please restart the Data Recovery appliance

 

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Time for some troubleshooting:

– Ping test was successful;
– Could resolve DNS names;
– Rebooted the appliance;
– No weird error in the event log;

 

Resolution:

After checking the appliance version (VMware Data Recovery 2.0.1131) and the Plugin-Version (VMware Data Recovery Plugin 1.1.37) I thought.. maybe I need to update the plugin

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After upgrading the plugin to version 1.2.1.3 I was able to connect the appliance again:

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Result:

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More information: Troubleshooting VMware Data Recovery plug-in connection issues

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VMware: Unable “Add to Invetory” option is greyed out

June 22nd, 2010 9 comments

Today I got some trouble with my Exchange production VM, my VMware Data Recovery 1.2 created many snapshots.. and removed the VM from the vCenter inventory… ok not a big issue, but on the datastore I can’t Add it to the inventory again, the option “Add to Inventory” is greyed out.

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Solution:

On the console I added the VM again in vCenter with the vmware-cmd option:

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VMware: Data Recovery – Failed to create snapshot for <server>, (vcb api exeption)

June 21st, 2010 2 comments

Last week we upgraded VMware Data Recovery from version 1.1 to 1.2. After rerun the backup schedule I received this error:

Failed to create snapshot for <server>. error –3948 ( vcb api exeption)

 

My backup starts > Create a new snapshot > Few seconds later… the snapshot is removed and get this warning..

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VMware: Active snapshots but can’t see them in Snapshot Manager

June 2nd, 2010 14 comments

Today I got some problems with backing up one of my VM’s using VMware Data Recovery. I was looking what was going wrong after a few failures.. And yes..  hanging snapshots

Trying to remove the snapshots was a little bit different. When I went into the “Snapshot Manager” there were no active snapshots and I couldn’t delete the files. But while browsing the Datastore I saw many active snapshots.

Current situation:

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– You can “Revert to Current Snapshot” via menu..

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VMware: Snapshot operation exceeded the time limit for holding off I/O in the frozen virtual machine

June 1st, 2010 14 comments

After installing VMware Data Recovery I scheduled a fresh job to make a backup of my VM’s in the datacenter. The first 8 VM’s backuped successful, but the VM’s with a iSCSI target (Exchange, SQL) crashing after creating virtual machine snapshot. I received this error:

Creating a quiesced snapshot failed because the created snapshot operation exceeded the time limit for holding off I/O in the frozen virtual machine.

 

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Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Lead (Sr.) Consultant by UNICA ICT Solutions. Sander has over 15 years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization and modern worksplace.

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