VMware snapshot + An error occurred while saving the snapshot msg.snap-hot error – A server stack is the collection of software that forms the operational infrastructure on a given machine. In a computing context, a stack is an ordered pile. A server stack is one type of solution stack — an ordered selection of software that makes it possible to complete a particular task. Like in this post about VMware snapshot + An error occurred while saving the snapshot msg.snap-hot error was one problem in server stack that need for a solution. Below are some tips in manage your linux server when you find problem about linux, vmware-esxi, snapshot, , .
I am using VMware version 5.5 (that manage 57 different VM Linux machines –red-hat version 6 until 7 )
In the VSphere Client (tasks and event), I saw the following error: (on Linux machine name – Korfo_prod43 )
An error occurred while saving the snapshot msg.snap-hot error –Q- UIESCINGERROR
And when I try to log via SSH to the Linux machine, I notice that Linux machine is Hung (freeze state), so only reboot was needed to start up again the machine
In order to find a resolution for the snapshot problem,
I find the following resolution but not sure if this resolution is completely fit for my problem?
I have run into this issue in the past. Updating to the patches recommended in the KB fixed the issue.
An alternative workaround, which I used until I was able to patch, is to edit
/etc/vmware-tools/tools.conf, and add these lines:
[vmbackup] enableSyncDriver = false
This will cause the snapshot to only run a sync operation before the snapshot, and to not run a quiesce on the filesystem.
May be. Updated VmWare tools – is good practice. Notice, what VmWare recommends use open vm tools from distro. One more check free space on you storage – may be with snapshot or ram image it’s exceeded. Check VM from client or cli for lost snapshots, make consolidation, if needed. Check datastore for garbage files