Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

VMWare : Snapshot

Posted on 2007-12-05
5
3,030 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: Postgres Monitoring System

A PHP and Perl based system to collect and display usage statistics from PostgreSQL databases.

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

Suggested Solutions

Will try to explain how to use the VMware feature TAGs in the VMs and create Veeam Backup Jobs using TAGs. Since this article is too long, I will create second article for the Veeam tasks.
Last article we focus in how to VMware: How to create and use VMs TAGs – Part 1 so before follow this article and perform the next tasks, you should read the first article how to create the TAG before using them in Veeam Backup Jobs.
Teach the user how to rename, unmount, delete and upgrade VMFS datastores. Open vSphere Web Client: Rename VMFS and NFS datastores: Upgrade VMFS-3 volume to VMFS-5: Unmount VMFS datastore: Delete a VMFS datastore:
Teach the user how to edit .vmx files to add advanced configuration options Open vSphere Web Client: Edit Settings for a VM: Choose VM Options -> Advanced: Add Configuration Parameters:

856 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