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Posted on 2014-04-15
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Hello Experts,

I have a hyper-v machine that has a couple of snapshots saved (about 7), and this is running in our production environment.

I want to delete the snapshot tree but am afraid that I will revert to an earlier state of the server.

What I want to achieve is leave the current running snapshot, as the main VHD, so that our production data is not lost, but so that we have no saved snapshots / vhd's.

What is the best way to achieve this?
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from the hyper-V manager simply delete the snapshots you dont want they will eventually disappear from the hard drive.
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It's not recommended to keep a VM running on a Snapshot for more than 2 days.

Just DELETE the Snapshots.

This process will merge the checkpoints to the main parent virtual disk.

see here

Hyper-V Snapshots FAQ
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so if i delete the snapshots... I am not going to loose any data ?
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no, it will merge the data with the parent vhd.
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