troubleshooting Question

Clone VM with all snapshots

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I have inherited a VMware ESX 3.5 environment that is out of date.  I have several VMs within this environment that have lots of snapshots associated with them.

I want to commit these snapshots to the VM and regain valuable disk space.

The problem is because these machines are very critical and MUST remain online, I can't just down the VM and then copy the files somewhere else in case of problems.

I want to know if there is a way to backup or clone a VM with ALL associated snapshots in the event of a problem after commiting the out of date snapshots (some are 2 years old)

I am using ESX 3.5 and Vcenter 2.5.

I am not adverse to updating if there is a way to do it without downtime.

Thanks in advance
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