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  • 1.  Cannot take snapshot of VM

    Posted Nov 10, 2009 10:42 PM

    I am running ESX 4. I have 4 VMs running on the ESX host. My Server 2008 server will not take a snapshot, the other servers will. When I try to take a snapshot I get the following:

    Create virtual machine snapshot

    ALS006

    File

    The ESX server is formatted with 1 MB block size and the VM is set to have a 256 GB virtual disk.



  • 2.  RE: Cannot take snapshot of VM

    Posted Nov 10, 2009 10:54 PM

    see this KB article

    http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1012384

    sounds to me as though you need a bigger block size on your LUN.



  • 3.  RE: Cannot take snapshot of VM

    Posted Nov 10, 2009 11:01 PM

    That's what I did not wanted to hear. I am using local storage, and I didn't need a virtual disk bigger than 256 GB (the reason I left it at 1 MB block size.) Local storage means I have to reformat the server.