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we have both ver4.* and 3.* and trying to delete a snapshot on a VM.
it is almost an hr and still 95%.
Do i have to wait until finishes or there is anything we can do it to speed it up?
I do not want to restart either VM or esxi.
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Let it finish!  you do not want to interrupt this process as it could corrupt you virtual disks.  It is good practice to delete snapshots within a couple of days of creating them.  The longer you wait the longer it takes to consolidate the changes.
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Also doing this off hours will keep you from interrupting services for your users
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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Please see my EE Article for hints and tips

HOW TO: VMware Snapshots :- Be Patient

DO, BE PATIENT, DO NOT MESS, or FIDDLE.

Please upload a screen shot, and follow my instructions
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This is a good read on that subject.
VMware Snapshots :- Be Patient
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/A_10300-HOW-TO-VMware-Snapshots-Be-Patient.html
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How large is the snapshot?

it could take hours, mintes, or days to complete?

do you have the correct storage available? e.g. how much is free?

You cannot speed up the snapshot deletion process, it depends how large and how fast your storage is will dictate, how long the process will take.

Now you have started the deletion process, you must wait until it has completed.

could you explain what you mean by

we have both ver4.* and 3.*
?
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you guys are very helpfull.
i wiated for hrs and all was deleted.
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