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XenServer 5.6 Feature Pack 1 Beta – storage consumption problem solved

October 27, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

You remember my posts about XenServer storage consumption? The problem is, that after deleting a snapshot the space on the storage is still in use, this is really annoying and you have to reclaim the space manually by typing a command in the XenServer console or use my Powershell script.

Now the game has changed, XenServer 5.6 FP1 Beta is finally able to reclaim the space after deleting a snaphot! Feel free to test the FP 1 Beta and try it yourself! I’m glad Citrix has finally solved this problem, many XenServer customers had massive problems with this “issue”, let’s hope the final Feature Pack becomes available soon.

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Categories: Virtualization, XenServer
  1. November 16, 2010 at 20:18

    This is a good blog message, I will keep the post in my mind. If you can add more video and pictures can be much better. Because they help much clear understanding. thanks

  2. Paulo Paulino
    February 15, 2011 at 16:03

    I have update to 5.6 FP1 (yesterday) and try out this new feature… The space of my snapshot wasn’t released… so, look likes the new feature is not so new after all (it seems just in Beta)

    storage space before the snapshot
    354,2 GB used of 976,6 GB total (354,2 GB allocated)

    storage space after the snapshot
    364 GB used of 976,6 GB total (372,8 GB allocated)

    storage space after delete the snapshot
    354,2 GB used of 976,6 GB total (372,8 GB allocated)

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