I have an ESXi 4.0 server setup with one Windows Server 2008 VM. The VM is a database server so there are constant changes that's going on in the VM.
I took two snapshots in the system (while it was running): Snapshot0001.vmdk & Snapshot0002.vmdk. The Snapshot0001.vmdk continued to grow. I read this forum:
and I deleted Snapshot0001.vmdk. VMWare merged the snapshot I deleted (snapshot0001.vmdk) into the base vmdk (which I really didn't want it to do), but ok. I just don't want the files on the datastore to grow.
Now, the second snapshot is growing!!! The Snapshot0002.vmdk is grew from 10GB to over 20GB and it's still going. My question:
1. How can I get these snapshots to stop growing? I just want the snapshot to take up a flat file size. I want to use it as a Restoration point at a single moment in time, hence a static file.
2. Is there a way, when I delete a snapshot in the middle (e.g. me deleting snapshot0001.vmdk) to not make it merge to the base vmdk file?