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Hyper-V Checkpoints taking up too much space

Thomas Anthony
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Last Modified: 2018-02-02
I have a Hyper-V Host (Windows Server 2012R2)  that has a relatively large capacity so should have a lot of extra storage space. Recently I noticed it was getting low on space and it appears to be being taken up by AVHDX files. along with that, there are multiple snapshots showing for one of the VMs. I am only hosting two VMs.
I would like to remove anything that I don't need but don't want to delete anything that might be reliant on something else.
I have attached views of what I am looking at for further understanding.
My goal is to delete any unnecessary files and recover free space from my hard drives.
Thanks so much.
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OK. That sounds good. It appears I am low enough on space I may not have enough room for it to create another full VM. So you know if it removes the space of the old snapshots during the export process to help free up space?
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Excellent. Thanks so much.
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It is great to get immediate and accurate solutions.
Thanks so much.