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[Xen-users] XCP Timeout trying to do quiesced snapshot of Windows Server 2008 Standard

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  • From: "Brett Westover" <bwestover@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 12:01:59 -0700
  • Delivery-date: Wed, 07 Sep 2011 12:07:04 -0700
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  • Thread-topic: XCP Timeout trying to do quiesced snapshot of Windows Server 2008 Standard

I am running XCP 1.0.0

After running the "Install-XenProvider.cmd" in the Windows 2008 Standard
(64-bit) VM and rebooting, I am trying to do a quiesced snapshot of the

I use this command:
        # xe vm-snapshot-with-quiesce vm=2008_Standard_Test

After a considerable amount of time (5 minutes at least) it returns:

        The VSS plug-in has timed out
       vm: 2b4426e6-8eb3-c883-8e20-81286d895169 (2008_Standard_Test)

A snapshot is created, but presumably it's not quiesced. Also, there
appears to be two disks attached to this VM. It wouldn't shut down, so I
forced it to power off. When I try to boot back up it says the VDI is
not found. If I detach the second disk, then it boots normally.

I have done this successfully with another VM, 2008 Enterprise 64-bit
and another Server 2003 32-bit. 

Where do I start troubleshooting to find out where its breaking down and


Brett Westover

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