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hi,
our exchange are runing on hyper-v, after taking an snap short we are facing space problem.
kindly suggest can i delete the snap short and it may help ?



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Shut the server down and it should ask you to Merge the Snapshot with the Main Disk, do not delete it.

You should not run a server with snapshots in production. This is a Microsoft recommendation.
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but i don't have space on this server, and can't be offline this exchange server.

can i get some space after delete the erlier snap short
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oh dear, if you've got no space left on the disk you are in trouble.

do not delete the snapshot, otherwise you will lose all the changes, from when you started the snapshot.

You need to free up disk space on the disk.
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what is the issue to delete the old snap short, I have tested the same on another machine, and the following massage after delete the snap short.

I just reuired some space, only one exchange database need to move another server.

Regards,
Naresh




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If you are absoutely certain, that you do NOT need the snapshot.

How much space do you have free?
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50 Mb
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50Mb free?

that's not alot. You could try, deleting the snapshot, but disk space free is dangerously low, to complete an operation like this.

Do you have a current wqorkingt backup?
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yes but frist i will go with current backup.
I know it's not easy, but i will move the data frist
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