Creating Live-Snapshot caused GuruMeditation

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Creating Live-Snapshot caused GuruMeditation

Postby budy » 27. Oct 2012, 11:00

VBox 4.2.2
S11, SRU 12.4

When issueing VBoxManage <VM name> take <snapshot-name> the guests gets into the state of GuruMeditation:

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root@soln40l:~# VBoxManage snapshot Zimbra2 take preZimbra8
0%...
Progress state: NS_ERROR_FAILURE
VBoxManage: error: Failed to take snapshot
VBoxManage: error: Failed to save the machine state to '/export/VirtualBox/VMs/Zimbra2/Snapshots/2012-10-27T08-52-16-183644000Z.sav' (VERR_SSM_LIVE_GURU_MEDITATION)
VBoxManage: error: Details: code NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005), component Console, interface IConsole
VBoxManage: error: Context: "int handleSnapshot(HandlerArg*)" at line 359 of file VBoxManageSnapshot.cpp



After powering the guest off via VBoxManage <vm name> poweroff, I was able to successfully take a snapshot using the same command:

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root@soln40l:~# VBoxManage controlvm Zimbra2 poweroff
0%...10%...20%...30%...40%...50%...60%...70%...80%...90%...100%
root@soln40l:~# VBoxManage snapshot Zimbra2 take preZimbra8
0%...10%...20%...30%...40%...50%...60%...70%...80%...90%...100%


Any idea of what could have caused this?

Cheers,
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Re: Creating Live-Snapshot caused GuruMeditation

Postby Perryg » 27. Oct 2012, 15:16

Issue seems to have been around for a while. Use pause before you create the snapshot instead of power down for now.
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Re: Creating Live-Snapshot caused GuruMeditation

Postby budy » 27. Oct 2012, 17:46

Ok, thanks.

Cheers,
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