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Adding a time based snapshot alert vmware

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I would like to create an alert for when a virtual machine has been running on a snapshot for longer than an hour.
I can create one for size and have done but I know there is a way not to trigger unless it's running on a snap for over
a certain time period.    This is what I need.
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You would need to create a custom script, as there is no defined alert for this in vCenter Server.

or use Opvizor Snapwatcher

http://try.opvizor.com/snapwatcher/

But do remember that a snapshot will exist for as long as the backup takes.
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by:ICT Engineer
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Vmware wrote my one in last time, something like
if the snapshot goes over 1MB for more than 1 hour...

Any idea where I can write that in? Rather not get another 3rd party tool involved?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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by:Mr Tortur
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Hi,
also this is a good alert to have, also you should not delete any existing snasphot, even if it exists for more than 1 hour or take more than 1 GB e.g.
Because also VMware Snapshot take down VM disk performance and take more disk space, it can be used for several good reason, as backup, or manual snapshoting before a VM upgrade, if you don't have storage snapshot or better but more expensive technology.
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