Hello Juergen,

got exactly the same issue, with all nice side effects like performance
degradation. Until now i was not able to fix this, or to fool the engine
somehow that it whould show the image as ok again and give me a 2nd
chance to drop the snapshot.
in some cases this procedure helped (needs 2nd storage domain)
-> image live migration to a different storage domain (check which
combinations are supported, iscsi -> nfs domain seems unsupported. iscsi
-> iscsi works)
-> snapshot went into ok state, and in ~50% i was able to drop the
snapshot than. space had been reclaimed, so seems like this worked

okay, seems interesting. But I'm afraid of not knowing which image files Engine uses when live migration is demanded. If Engine uses the ones which are actually used and updates the database afterwards -- fine. But if the images are used that are referenced in Engine database, we will take a journey into the past.

other workaround is through exporting the image onto a nfs export
domain, here you can tell the engine to not export snapshots. after
re-importing everything is fine
the snapshot feature (live at least) should be avoided at all
currently.... simply not reliable enaugh.
your way works, too. already did that, even it was a pita to figure out
where to find what. this symlinking mess between /rhev /dev and
/var/lib/libvirt is really awesome. not.
 > Jan Siml <js...@plusline.net> hat am 28. August 2015 um 12:56
 > Hello,
 > if no one has an idea how to correct the Disk/Snapshot paths in Engine
 > database, I see only one possible way to solve the issue:
 > Stop the VM and copy image/meta files target storage to source storage
 > (the one where Engine thinks the files are located). Start the VM.
 > Any concerns regarding this procedure? But I still hope that someone
 > from oVirt team can give an advice how to correct the database entries.
 > If necessary I would open a bug in Bugzilla.
 > Kind regards
 > Jan Siml
 > >> after a failed live storage migration (cause unknown) we have a
 > >> snapshot which is undeletable due to its status 'illegal' (as seen
 > >> in storage/snapshot tab). I have already found some bugs [1],[2],[3]
 > >> regarding this issue, but no way how to solve the issue within oVirt
 > > > 3.5.3.
 > >>
 > >> I have attached the relevant engine.log snippet. Is there any way to
 > >> do a live merge (and therefore delete the snapshot)?
 > >>
 > >> [1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1213157
 > >> [2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1247377 links to [3]
 > >> [3] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1247379 (no access)
 > >
 > > some additional informations. I have checked the images on both
 > > and verified the disk paths with virsh's dumpxml.
 > >
 > > a) The images and snapshots are on both storages.
 > > b) The images on source storage aren't used. (modification time)
 > > c) The images on target storage are used. (modification time)
 > > d) virsh -r dumpxml tells me disk images are located on _target_
 > > e) Admin interface tells me, that images and snapshot are located on
 > > _source_ storage, which isn't true, see b), c) and d).
 > >
 > > What can we do, to solve this issue? Is this to be corrected in
 > > only?

Kind regards

Jan Siml
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