Exchange 2010 on Server 2008 Ent running on Hyper-V--snapshots taken...want to merge...is that ok?

I have an Exchange 2010 Server on Server 2008 Enterprise running on Hyper-V...I had taken a couple of snap shots and have deleted them...but I'm not sure if I should allow the merge process take place.  Yes it is a domain controller and MS doesn't support snapshots on said config...but it is running fine and I'm not restoring to a snapshot...just merging them back into the original vhd.  From what i can understand or decipher i feel that merging would be ok...just not restoring back to a snapshot...just want some confirmation.

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Roland!
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RadweldCommented:
The only reason why you shouldn't go back to snapshots of dcs is that you might find your dc tombstoned after you revert back to an early snapshot. There is no reason why you can't apart from this.

Snapshots are very short term, once your happy a change is good then delete the snapshots.
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lost_enigmaCommented:
it is not very good to make snapshots on DB or DCs, etc.
If you have only 1 DC, that there will be no problem, we have such situation before.

In any case size of you snapshots with grow dramatically if you will not allow merging process to make it (of course with offline server).

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PradeepCommented:
Yes as said its not a prob when u have a single DC.
Also im did same for many servers in past few years(single DC) and i didnt really find big problems.
As you said ms wont support but its very handy in some times.
Afaik you can go ahead with your plan..
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Masonic Homes KentuckyCIOAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately I have more than 1 dc...I still think I need to allow the merge...ur thought?
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Masonic Homes KentuckyCIOAuthor Commented:
@ Radweld...Im not reverting...so I've deleted the snapshots out of the Hyper-V console...so allowing it to merge should bring the VHD current so it will run only on the VHD instead of the VHD and the AVHD...right???

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RadweldCommented:
Basically your correct. Once you delete the snapshots the original VHD will be updated with the snapshots and become current once again.
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PradeepCommented:
Yes as Radweld said the original virtual hard disk will be updated once if you delete the snapshots.
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Masonic Homes KentuckyCIOAuthor Commented:
thank you!
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