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how to view Virtual Machine Snapshot size.

how to view Virtual Machine Snapshot size.

I need to view Vmware virtual machines Snapshot size, where can I look that up?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You will need to Browse the Datastore of that the virtual machine is stored on.

See Step 2, on how to browse the datastore in my EE Article

HOW TO: Clone or Copy a virtual machine in VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESX/ESXi 4.x or ESXi 5.0

See my EE Article

HOW TO: VMware Snapshots :- Be Patient
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ReceptCommented:
The way I do it is to;

1. Launch vSphere Client
2. Open Home -> Inventory -> Datastores
3. Click a Datacenter
4. Click the Storage Views tab
5. Sort by Snapshot Space
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
That 's what I see :
Space used = I believe it is space used by the Sanpshot
Snapshot space = No idea what it means ?
uncommitted space= No idea what it means ?

snapshot
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
this is not the datastore.

See Step 2 in my Article to browse the contents of the datastore and files!
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Also
I cannot tell when was the last time the changes got written to the snapshot...kind of when the file got modified.

Also
to my understanding if there is a snapshot on the VM , means the writing is still occurring on the snapshot
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
that's all I see when I select a VM then go to Summary tab under Resources--Storage
vm
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Sorry, you are not following my EE Article, correctly.

You select the Host, Summary, Click datastore, browse.

or select the VM, Summary, Click datastore, browse
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
<You select the Host, Summary, Click datastore, browse.>
this works

<select the VM, Summary, Click datastore, browse > 
this will give me just what you see in the screenshot above, when I right click on the storage
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
so upload your screenshot of the datastore.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Thanks ...from the host I can browse datastore. I had to double click on the folder icon of the VM , to see all the files
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