Solved

VMWare : Snapshot

Posted on 2007-12-05
5
3,033 Views
Last Modified: 2008-10-28
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
0
Comment
Question by:1981m
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:imitchie
ID: 20417976
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.
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:imitchie
ID: 20417978
To answer your question, no, you don't have to poweroff the VMs.
0
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
robocat earned 250 total points
ID: 20417982

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.

0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Luciano Patrão
ID: 20422550
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
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Luciano Patrão
ID: 20422557
Hi

Sorry i forget the site with the script

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

Jail
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Create your first Windows Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, the Windows OS we will install is Windows Server 2016.
This article outlines why you need to choose a backup solution that protects your entire environment – including your VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization hosts – not just your virtual machines.
This video shows you how to use a vSphere client to connect to your ESX host as the root user. Demonstrates the basic connection of bypassing certification set up. Demonstrates how to access the traditional view to begin managing your virtual mac…
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial

679 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question