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VMware and multiple snapshot

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Hi,
I am using ESXi 6.0
I have and old snapshot (about 1 month) for a specific VM.
Now I need to take a more recent snapshot, and remove the old one.
Is it better to first take new snapshot, and then delete the old one?
Or should I first delete the old snapshot, and take a new one?
Thank you
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by:Andy
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Hi,

Delete (consolidate) the existing snapshot first then take a new one as long as you're happy with the current running of the VM since the snapshot was taken.
Performance will be better if you delete the existing one then take a new one. As it's been a month it could take a while and degrade performance so best do it OOH if it's a high profile VM.

I would recommend deleting snapshots after a few days at most once you're happy.
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by:Armitage318
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Hi Andy,
thank you for your very quick reply.
What's the difference between "consolidate" and "Snapshot Manager -> delete"?
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Hey, no problem.
It's the same just terminology on different menus.
Consolidation operation deletes all your "redundant" redo logs. But delete all operation deletes your snapshots and consolidate to a single disk.
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Consolidate was invented and designed for Newbies!

and it watches the VM Folder for a file -00000x.vmdk (where X can be any number)

it will then display, your VM needs to be consolidated, BUT often does not work!

see my EE Article

HOW TO: VMware Snapshots :- Be Patient
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