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Go To/Delete Snapshot

Posted on 2016-11-24
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Let s say I have
-VM
  Snapshot11-24-16

If I understand,  if I select   Snapshot11-24-16
  then click on GO TO
 then delete the snapshot
it will not Commit
Correct ?

OK.if that s the case, let s say I click Goto....then I change my mind , I want to delete and Commit.
How can this be done ?

Thanks
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by:jskfan
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probably close out of the SNapshot Manager and go Back will be the work around ?
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Then 'goto' the latest snapshot and delete all
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by:jskfan
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Then 'goto' the latest snapshot and delete all

That 's when you have many snapshots and you want to revert back to the base disk, before even the first snapshot
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Base
     Snapshot11-24-16
          Snapshot-Other
               You are here
If you delete Snapshot-Other in vSphere Client, Snapshot11-24-16 will become Snapshot-Other but retain its name. By deleting, you are committing the changes you made to Snapshot-Other up to Snapshot11-24-16. If you do not want to do that, you have to 'Go to' Snapshot11-24-16 before making the delete like this:

Base
     Snapshot11-24-16
          You are here
     Snapshot-Other

This behaviour is detailed in this VMware forum post:
http://communities.vmware.com/thread/58030
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by:jskfan
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But How do you know if you clicked on Goto or you did not before you click Delete ?

You may think you clicked on Goto, then you click Delete, you will end up committing the change to the base disk.
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by:Andy
ID: 41900434
You'd have to see if it's shown in a snapshot report.

You could do something like this (change the days as required):

You could do something like this
 
$taskNames = 'CreateSnapshot_Task','RemoveSnapshot_task'
 
Get-VIEvent -Start (Get-Date).AddDays(-2) -MaxSamples ([int]::MaxValue) |
where{$_ -is [VMware.Vim.TaskEvent] -and $taskNames -contains $_.Info.Name} |
Sort-Object -Property CreatedTime |
Select CreatedTime,UserName,
    @{N='VM';E={$_.VM.Name}},
    @{N='Datastore';E={(Get-View -Id $_.Vm.Vm -Property 'Config.Files.SnapshotDirectory').Config.Files.SnapshotDirectory}},
    @{N='Task';E={$_.FullFormattedMessage}}

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Source:
https://communities.vmware.com/thread/513431?start=0&tstart=0
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But How do you know if you clicked on Goto or you did not before you click Delete ?
You may think you clicked on Goto, then you click Delete, you will end up committing the change to the base disk.

The snapshot you are currently on will have "You are here" under it.
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by:jskfan
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I guess the Confirmation message is the Key:
con
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That would be correct.
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Thank you
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