VMware Snapshots - Restarting Server?

Posted on 2014-01-20
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Last Modified: 2014-01-21
VMware 5.0
I have a snapshot that is taking quite a long time to delete.  While this is happening is it possible to restart the server?
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Restart the VMWare HOST ? I would not advise not to do this.
Restart the Guest ? Not recommend either. No other tasks should be running against the vm. It might technically work but you will risk data integrity.
Try to keep snapshots as small as possible (under 24hrs). If you need a backup use a clone, much better option.

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That's what I thought - thanks!
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