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New XenServer, old snapshot problem…

Citrix released XenServer 5.6, with a new Advanced Edition. This new release has some nice new features like role based administration, dynamic memory optimization and live memory snapshots and reverts. I was very excited about the snapshot functionality, I think a lot of you remember my post “XenServer 5.5 snapshots and storage consumption”. The problem with taking snapshots was that free space was not given free, after deleting a snapshot.
So, I thought this issue must be fixed with XenServer 5.6, but it is still present…
Read the old thread “Missing free space after making a snapshot and deleting that snapshot”, here you find the confirmation. So the problem still exists but the command to coalesce is different now. Read the CTX123400 article to find out how to do this with XenServer 5.6.
The command is now a xe command, so it’s easier to integrate it in a script and execute the script from a Windows machine with XenCenter installed
What a bummer, Citrix! I can’t understand why this issue is still annoying us…

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