Question about VMware snapshots...

Is it okay to take a VMware snapshot (Esxi 6) on a virtual machine (Windows 2008 R2) then increase the c: from 100GB to 200GB and increase memory from 8GB to 16GB.  Then after the disk increase and memory increase (the machine is working well), delete the VMware snapshot.

I'm wondering if this would be a best practice.
Terry_TechAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Snapshots are not backups and not to be used as such. Back up the machine before making these changes.
Richardson PortoSenior Infrastructure SpecialistCommented:
Note that if you take a snapshot of a VM you will not be able to increase the disk size. Anyway I don't see any problem in increase the disk size and memory, so you can do this safely without take a snapshot.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I would always recommend a complete CLONE of a VM, before you make any changes to a Production Machine, accidents do happen.

Also note that increasing the size of the disk, only increases the container size, and not the OS Partition, which needs to be done separately, and always increase in small increments, because decreasing the size is more complicated.

HOW TO:  Resize a VMware (VMDK) Virtual Disk

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Terry_TechAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the advice.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
VMware

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.