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Oracle Linux 7- Initiating a VMware Snapshot will Hang the VM if the "Quiesce Filesystem" Option is Checked for the Snapshot with Docker Containers Running (Doc ID 2228583.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.2 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64


VMware HW Version 10, ESX 6.0.0. VM Guest running Oracle Linux 7 and Docker containers. VMware tools running and current.

Initiating a VMware Snapshot will hang the VM if the "Quiesce Filesystem" option is checked for the snapshot.

Error in VMWare :

An error occurred while saving the snapshot: msg.snapshot.error-QUIESCINGERROR.

Server becomes unresponsive and needs to be power cycled. With the Docker containers stopped (docker service stopped) Quiesced snapshots work without issue.


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