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Microsoft Server 2012 R2 Hypervisor: Virtual Domain Controller with a recovery Checkpoint

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I have 3 virtual servers running on a 2012 R2 host and all 3 have snapshots that are Recovery.
When I run Get-VMsnapshot -VMname , all three servers list as having recovery snapshots associated with them.  While I understand there is this option for getting rid of the Recovery snapshot as follows:

1. Power down machine
2. Take snapshot
3. Export VM
4. Remove the existing instance and import the new one


Has anyone else had this happen and how did you successfully get the Recovery snapshot removed?
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by:Mahesh
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when you crate snapshot, a file called avhdx is created on hyper-v server and same will replace original vhdx file

If you delete single snapshot, it will merge that snapshot to its parent snapshot or root if no parent snapshot is available

no need toexport and import VM
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by:lionelmm
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Are you asking a PS script to remove them? otherwise use Hyper-V manager and then click on each VM, then check the lower right corner of Hyper-V manager under the Actions Column and you will see options to remove snapshot/checkpoints.
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The Snapshots were recovery, the way I solved this was to take a subsequent snapshot, then export. Remove current server, import the export, and the problem is solved.
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I came up with the answer that resolved my issue.
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