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XenServer 5.5 Update 1 coming soon (Snapshot storage-consumption problem resolved?)

November 20, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Many of you have tracked my post about XenServer 5.5 snapshots and storage consumption. An update for XenServer 5.5 with more than 60 bug fixes is availability in mid-December 2009.

Snapshot fixes for iSCSI, FC and local disk storage repositories:

  • Reduction in space utilization by snapshots for VMs created from exports or clones
  • CLI-based tool to fully reclaim space occupied by snapshot-related virtual disks (aka “base copy” VDIs) after all snapshots have been deleted within XenCenter

I’m looking forward to this hotfix, the whole snapshot thing is really stupid… 😦
But remember: This will NOT eliminate the storage-consumption problem, there will be a CLI tool to get the space back! The next major release of XenServer coming Q2 2010 will address this issue.

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