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ESXi: how to take snap shots?

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Hello experts,

How to you take snapshots of my virtual machines using vSphere client?

thanks,

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You can right click on the virtual machine, take snapshot is available under one of the expandable menus there.
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Use Snagit - great product.
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Right click on the vm, go to snapshot and then take snapshot...
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See pg. 145 of the Guide, http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r41/vsp_41_vm_admin_guide.pdf, which mirrors "lloydclinton" process. Be careful not to let them go too long, or they could (eventually) use up all your storage space. The VM Guide as well as this KB: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1015180, explain snaps in a bit more detail.

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Hi

Like  lloydclinton just added above Right click on the VM and choose Snapshot

Take a look at this video, show how to, and you can learn more about Snapshots. There is other great video that you can view for learning more about ESX(i)

http://www.viadmin.com/trainingVideos/01-02-01_Taking_A_Snapshot_ESX_Virtual_Machine.html

@tjdabomb this question is in the VMware zone, so Snapshots is taking a Snapshot(image state) of a Virtual Machine, not a picture from a desktop.

Just an opinion, you need to take more attention about questions.

Hope this can help

Jail
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by:lloydclinton
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Also, if you have the resources you should take an official vmware class... even if it is the fasttrack.  They dump it and and you will learn a ton!
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by:epifanio67
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thank you experts...
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by:paulsolov
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Be carefull..snapshots are not backups, so keep this mind.  They are point in time versioning of the VM, they are not to be used for long term backups
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got it... thanks for the tips..

regards,
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