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Virtual machines residing on NFS storage become unresponsive during a snapshot removal operation (2010953)
- During a snapshot removal operation, virtual machines residing on NFS storage become unresponsive.
- You are using a VADP-enabled backup solution, such as VMware Data Recovery, which uses the hot-add method.
- When removing snapshots after backing up a virtual machine residing on an NFS datastore using a backup application, the virtual machine becomes unresponsive for approximately 30 seconds.
- Removing snapshots after backing up a virtual machine residing on an NFS datastore takes a long time to complete.
- The target virtual machine disk was hot-added for the backup/restore operation.
Note: Alternatively, you can use LAN/NBD transport that uses the NFC (Network File Copy) in your backup solution or disable SCSI hot-add through the backup software. For more information about NBD transport, see the Virtual Disk Transport Methods section in the vSphere API/SDK Documentation.
For more information on virtual machine losing connection during snapshot removal, see VM Loses Connection During Snapshot Removal.
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