Deleting a snapshot

I started to delete a snapshot and it is setting at 66% and has been for almost 24 hours. I need to know how to correct this situation and get the snapshot removed.
reindeerautoAsked:
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Steve MCommented:
Is it only one snapshot or multiple, how large is the snapshot and how much free space in the datastore do you have?

/Steve
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Shahnawaz AhmedCloud Migration EngineerCommented:
Dear Reindeerauto,

It seems process stuck which got process freeze and its staying at 66% since 24 hours.
I would say kindly cancel/initiate the process so this process can be completed.

This might help to understand better.

http://bulldogdata.com/2012/08/why-vmware-snapshots-are-both-good-and-really-really-bad/
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Be Patient! Depending on the size it could be minutes, hours, days, or weeks....

Now you have started, it's bnad advice, to cancel, or mess with the process, restart server, it could cause corruption of your VM.....just chill be cool, and be patient!

how large is it?

see my EE Article

HOW TO: VMware Snapshots :- Be Patient
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AbhilashBloggerCommented:
Is the percentage moving or it is stuck?
If its stuck at a particular point then its a issue, if its moving and taking a lot of time then probably your snapshot is too big and its taking time to get committed.

Give it time and do not do anything to it as it will cause data loss issues.
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