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I have to take the snapshots for 6VMs in ESX Server.What is the procedure? Do I have to poweroff the
VM while taking snapshots.Looking for more info from VMware experts
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by:imitchie
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Even VMWare server allows you to pause the VM (save state), then take a snapshot (copy of HD + state (RAM) files).
ESX Server goes one step further, it has a built in ability for live backups, called the 2-phase live backup process.
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by:imitchie
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To answer your question, no, you don't have to poweroff the VMs.
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Using the Virtual Infrastructure client, right click on the virtual machine -> snapshot -> take snapshot.

You can take snapshots online if you want, no need to power down.

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by:Luciano Patrão
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Hi

You can use this script as a backup to create snapshots of your VMs.

This can scan all your VMs and snapshot all automatic

Is a very powerful script and very good for snapshots/backups

But online snapshots  only can work if the Hard Disks were created with the Independent(persistent) disk disable

Hope this can help you

Jail
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by:Luciano Patrão
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Hi

Sorry i forget the site with the script

http://www.vmts.net/vmbk3.htm

Jail
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