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Disk consolidation issue with ESXi and CommVault backups

I have a CommVault job that backs up my VMs and recently it has developed a strange issue. After backup, some VMs indicate that disk consolidation is necessary. Sometimes manually kicking off disk consolidation works, other times it fails with files locked. I have not had any issue resolving the locked files, though it is a pain in the butt, but the problem is that in conjunction with that, those machines are ending up with vmdk files from other VMs attached to them. In other words, the the VM with the issue shows disks attached to it from other VMs (that are actually running off of the same vmdks). Removing the extra hard disks clears the problem, but it has happened more than once so it is likely to come up again. Has anyone ever seen this behavior? Thanks.


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