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  • Dear Server Expert,

    We have one Physical server running windows server 2008 R2 and inside this Physical Hypervisor there are 3 VMs that running Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP3. Currently, due to the hang to the server, i have to shutted down the server and immediately there are "Merge in Progress" that is running after the server has shutted down. I am not sure why there are this message as i didn't know at all and didn't notice previously that there are Snapshot applied in this server.

    Now the issue is, the physical server has lacked of disk space for the merging to finish as i saw that it just left 9 Percent left and it is now only running 28 Percent. The disks are all in dynamics type.

    My question is:

    1. should i stop the merging? how do i stop the merging? will it stop if i turn on the server again at least to prevent the merging process to start filling the hard disk space?

    2. Since they are all dynamic disk, will it work if i plug in one external USB harddisk (1 TB) and convert it to dynamic and then combine the disk space with the server disk space to allow the space for the AVHD to merge?

    Please help to advise urgently

    Thanks

    Sunday, November 20, 2016 7:45 AM

Answers

  • Hello,

    1. I would let the merge finish...
    2. No, no, no USB, please. Unreliable and slow on high load, connection speed variations, only good for backups. Can you add more disk (if you have empty Hot-swappable slots) ?

    Once done, if you get a budget for, please upgrade your server and upgrade your OS to 2012-r2 at least, so you will have VHDx, more reliable a faster. Once you will touch VHDx, you will never come back to VHD anymore.

    Regards,


    Gilles Tremblay
    MCSE Server | Desktop | Messaging | Collaboration | Productivity | Mobility | Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

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    Hi Gilles,

    NOted. the merging is now completed successfully.

    Thanks for your advise.

    Regards,

    H

    • Marked as answer by Henry2050 Friday, December 2, 2016 2:57 AM
    Friday, November 25, 2016 6:01 AM

All replies

  • Hello,

    1. I would let the merge finish...
    2. No, no, no USB, please. Unreliable and slow on high load, connection speed variations, only good for backups. Can you add more disk (if you have empty Hot-swappable slots) ?

    Once done, if you get a budget for, please upgrade your server and upgrade your OS to 2012-r2 at least, so you will have VHDx, more reliable a faster. Once you will touch VHDx, you will never come back to VHD anymore.

    Regards,


    Gilles Tremblay
    MCSE Server | Desktop | Messaging | Collaboration | Productivity | Mobility | Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

    Dont forget to mark as Answered if you found this post helpful.

    DISCLAIMER: This post is provided "AS IS" with no warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, and confers no rights. Always test before!


    • Edited by Gilles Tremblay Sunday, November 20, 2016 4:13 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Leo Han Monday, November 28, 2016 2:10 AM
    Sunday, November 20, 2016 4:10 PM
  • Hello,

    1. I would let the merge finish...
    2. No, no, no USB, please. Unreliable and slow on high load, connection speed variations, only good for backups. Can you add more disk (if you have empty Hot-swappable slots) ?

    Once done, if you get a budget for, please upgrade your server and upgrade your OS to 2012-r2 at least, so you will have VHDx, more reliable a faster. Once you will touch VHDx, you will never come back to VHD anymore.

    Regards,


    Gilles Tremblay
    MCSE Server | Desktop | Messaging | Collaboration | Productivity | Mobility | Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

    Dont forget to mark as Answered if you found this post helpful.

    DISCLAIMER: This post is provided "AS IS" with no warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, and confers no rights. Always test before!


    Hi Gilles,

    NOted. the merging is now completed successfully.

    Thanks for your advise.

    Regards,

    H

    • Marked as answer by Henry2050 Friday, December 2, 2016 2:57 AM
    Friday, November 25, 2016 6:01 AM
  • Hi Henry,

    >>the merging is now completed successfully.

    Glad to hear that.

    You could mark the reply as answer if it is helpful.

    Best Regards,

    Leo


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    Monday, November 28, 2016 2:11 AM