VDP The most recent checkpoint for the VDP appliance is outdated

image1.jpgThis error has occured because a fault has occured in the backup repository, because the appliance has not been shutdown cleanly.

In this tutorial article, we will show you HOW TO: Fix the VMware Data Protection error – VDP: [001] The most recent checkpoint for the VDP appliance is outdated.

1. Login to the VMware Data Protection appliance.

Open the console using the VMware vSphere Client/Web Client, or connect via SSH. Using username – root, and corresponding password.

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Type the following at the console prompt, to stop the VDP services.

dpnctl stop

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vdp2a.jpgthe results after stopping the services.

This command stops:

  • hfscheck
  • MCS
  • gsan
  • axionfs

vdp3a.jpgType the command

mount

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and record the mount points for data01, data02 and data03.

vdp4a.jpgThe mount points are

/dev/sdb1 – /data01
/dev/sdc1 – /data02
/dev/sdd1 – /data03

vdp5a.jpgWe need to manually check the disks /dev/sdb1, /dev/sdc1 and /dev/sdd1; this can only be done if the current disk mounts are un-mounted.

Type the following commands at the console

umount /data01
umount /data02
umount /data03 

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vdp6a.jpgWe need to check each disk using the following commands at the console,

xfs_check /dev/sdb1
xfs_check /dev/sdc1
xfs_check /dev/sdd1

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Remount all disks, type the following command at the console

mount -a

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vdp7a.jpgCheck all the disks are mounted as before, by typing

mount

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vdp8a.jpgRestart the VDP services by typing the following at the console

dpnctl start all

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vdp9a.jpgStop the Maintenance Services, by typing the following command at the console

dpnctl stop maint

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vdp10a.jpgCreate a manual checkpoint, using the following command

avmaint checkpoint --ava

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vdp12.jpgPerform a full HFSCheck using the following command; this can take many minutes or hours to run!

avmaint hfscheck --full --ava

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vdp14.jpgRun this command, to verify the HFScheck:

avmaint hfscheckstatus --ava

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vdp15.jpgThe result you are looking for is:-

status = “completed”
result = “OK”

Repeat the manual checkpoint and hfscheck until the above results are displayed.

Run this command, to restart the maintenances services.

dpnctl start maint

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vdp15a.jpgYou will notice the Alert has disappeared.

Congratulations you have Fixed the VMware Data Protection error – VDP: [001] The most recent checkpoint for the VDP appliance is outdated.

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