vmware snapshot

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I have taken 3 snapshots for a VM . what happens if I delete the 2nd snapshot vm can I power on the VM? what happens to the 3rd snapshot will it remains ..
TilluAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Why are you using Snapshots, you do know that performance of the VM will be reduced.

Snapshots are not backups.

what happens if I delete the 2nd snapshot vm can I power on the VM?

Yes, you can power on the VM.

what happens to the 3rd snapshot will it remains ..

if you delete Snapshot 2, Snapshot 1 and Snapshot 3 will remain.

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Travis MartinezSmoke JumperCommented:
Snapshots are taken in a tree but you can delete the snapshots in the middle as the delta disks are different for each snapshot.  The VM will power on regardless of the associated snapshots being deleted.
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