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[libvirt-users] Backups failing due to snapshot already exists



My VMs are raw disk images as logical volumes. My backup script takes a snapshot of a VM's volume, copies it off to another machine and then deletes the snapshot.

For some reason I have a snapshot that didn't delete which is now preventing the backups from proceeding:

...
Friday 1 July  02:10:01 AEST 2016: Taking snapshot of /dev/vms-lvm/MBE3-MythUbu-14.04-64bit.raw...
ERR: The specified snapshot volume /dev/vms-lvm/MBE3-MythUbu-14.04-64bit.snap already exists. Operation canceled.
...

But if I try to remove the snapshot volume I get an error that it's in use:

$ sudo lvremove /dev/vms-lvm/MBE3-MythUbu-14.04-64bit.snap
  Logical volume vms-lvm/MBE3-MythUbu-14.04-64bit.snap in use.

Can anyone please advise on how I find out what's using the snapshot, then kill that process so I can remove the snapshot so my backups can work again?

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