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From Suresh Sadhu <>
Subject RE: [Where are the snapshot file]
Date Tue, 15 Mar 2016 16:39:16 GMT
Hi Gian,

The reason might be if we delete any intermediate snapshot from  CloudStack, the file will
not be physically removed from secondary storage(scenario 2 as specified in the  below article
:),it will keep till  you removed the last snapshot. In case of xen, it maintain the snapshot
chain ,once it reaches the limit, then it will perform full snapshot.

You will see intermittent issue if  the  snapshot chain lost the its chain info due to manually
deleting of  files form secondary  or  corruption of  vdi file or due  to any corner cases
where deleting one file instead of another file/restarting of ms while snapshot operation
in the middle might result data inconsistence in between cloudstack data and Real data.


-----Original Message-----
From: Gian Paolo Buono [] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 9:03 PM
Subject: Re: [Where are the snapshot file]


but the issue occurs randomly when i setup reccurring snapshot, to clarify  I have attached
two image, Snap.png that show the state Allocated and i RecSnap.png that show the snapshot's

 The recurring spanshot policy is set to Daily keep 2 Snap but in the snapshot list  i can
see many older snap, Can you explain to me why ?

Best Regards
Gian Paolo

On 03/15/2016 03:59 PM, Simon Weller wrote:


Can you tail the logs for when you take the snapshot and just upload that section to pastebin?

From: Gian Paolo Buono <><>
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 8:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Where are the snapshot file]

Hi Simon,

in attachement the management-server.log of both the server (we run a configuration of managemente
server in load balancing), the host are XenServer.

Gian Paolo

On 03/15/2016 01:01 PM, Simon Weller wrote:

Can you post some logs from both the management server and the agent (on the host) when you
try and delete a snapshot?

I just looked through Jira and there are quite a few issues related to snapshots.

- Si

From: Gian Paolo Buono <><>
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 6:52 AM
Subject: Re: [Where are the snapshot file]

Hi Simon,

we run Citrix CloudPlatfor 4.3 but we want to migrate to CloudStack 4.8...

there is a fix ?

Best regards

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On 03/15/2016 12:46 PM, Simon Weller wrote:


What version of CloudStack are you running?

I recall (quite a long time ago), there was a bug where volumes and snapshots weren't getting
cleaned up correctly.
If I recall correctly, that was somewhere around 4.2.

- Si

From: Gian Paolo Buono <><><><>
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 6:10 AM
Subject: Re: [Where are the snapshot file]

Thank you it's correct :) , but now I have another question..

  From console of CloudStack I have deleted a snapshot, on the database the status is changed
in Destroyed but the file it's stil on secondary storage:

ls -ltr d8736bdb-22c6-46fe-a27e-0ee5dc99a867.vhd
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1271296512 Mar 11 04:02 d8736bdb-22c6-46fe-a27e-0ee5dc99a867.vhd

Also in snapshots view sometimes the status is allocated...but what does it mean ?

Best Regards

On 03/15/2016 11:15 AM, Stavros Konstantaras wrote:

Hi Gian,

If you run the following query in MySQL and check the column "install_path" you will find
the location of snapshot file in secondary storage:
<select * from cloud.snapshot_store_ref;>

I hope that it helps you.

Best Regards

Stavros Konstantaras
Science faculty Research IT support (FEIOG) University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1098

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On 15 Mar 2016, at 11:11, Gian Paolo Buono <><><><><><><><>

Hi all, how can I know where are the snapshot file (vhd) on the secondary storage ? Is there
a mysql query ?

Kind regards

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