I ran into a problem with my VMware Data Protection appliance after the Network Attached Storage (NAS) went down. The error read: VDP: 001] The most recent checkpoint for the VDP appliance is outdated. Here’s how I fixed it.
- Login to the VDP appliance via SSH (use Putty) using root or admin depending our your setup.
- You’ll want to stop the VDP services by entering the following command: dpnctl stop
- Once that complete you will want to view the mount points by typing the command: mount
- Take note of the mount points labeled data01, data 02, and data03./dev/sdb1 – /data01
/dev/sdc1 – /data02
/dev/sdd1 – /data03
- Unmount the disks using command: umount /data01, umount /data02, umount /data03. *Note that it is Umount and not UNmount.
- Now run xfs_check for each disk: xfs_check /dev/sdb1, xfs_check /dev/sdc1, xfs_check /dev/sdd1
- Remount all of the disks by typing: mount -a and you can check that the mount points are there by typing: mount
- Start the VDP services with this command: dpnctl start all
- Stop the maintenance service so that you will be able to create a new checkpoint: dpnctl stop maint.
- Manually create a checkpoint: avmaint checkpoint – -ava. Wait for it to complete, you can check the status with the status.dpn. It might take a few minutes.
- Run a manual integrity check using the following command: avmaint hfscheck – -full – -ava. This will take longer to run. It’s a full integrity check. You can monitor it with status.dpn.
- Once it completes run avmaint hfscheckstatus – -ava and look for status = completed and “result = OK
- Run dpnctl start maint to start the maintenance services and you should be free of the error.
- Note that if you get an error about not having enough permissions to run any command put sudo in front of the command like this: sudo avmaint hfscheck – -full – -ava. That should do it.