VMWare Snapshot questions
Posted on 2009-06-30
I am running a Novell Server on VMWare 3.5. I took a snapshot when I originally set it up. Recently i wanted to take another snapshot but I did not have enough free space to so I used the VI Client and went to snapshot manager and selected delete all snapshots.
After I submitted the delete the VI client was disconnected. Since the Novell server was still running I let i run overnight and tried to connect in the morning. I still could not connect and since the Novel server was still running I waited until evening to start looking into it again.
Tonight I am able to connect using the VI client but when I look at the storage there is still no available space. When i deleted the snapshot shouldn't that have freed up the space?
Isn't a snapshot just a backup the server state at a specific time? Does deleting a snapshot have any effect on the server itself?