When we click on Snapshot, is the snapshot created represents the image at the time we click on "Take a snapshot" or when snapshot process is completed?

SAM2009
SAM2009 used Ask the Experts™
on
Hi,

In VMWare when we click on Snapshot, is the snapshot created represents the image at the time we click on "Take a snapshot" or when snapshot process is completed?
Comment
Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®
noxchoIT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
If I am not mistaken it starts saving the state of machine when you click "take snapshot". So it saves the state at the begin of snapshot operation.
Here some details: https://www.vmware.com/support/ws5/doc/ws_preserve_sshot_whats_captured.html
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
Fellow 2018
Expert of the Year 2017

Commented:
When the snapshot delta file is created ALL changes are recorded in the delta snapshot

This happens when the process states it’s completed eg 100%

Which should be instantaneous......when you click Take Snapshot

But always wait 120 seconds to be sure!!!!

And it should state completed

Author

Commented:
So what is the exact answer? Should I consider the completed time or the moment I click on "Take a SnapShot" as the image time?
Should you be charging more for IT Services?

Do you wonder if your IT business is truly profitable or if you should raise your prices? Learn how to calculate your overhead burden using our free interactive tool and use it to determine the right price for your IT services. Start calculating Now!

noxchoIT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
The completed time.
VMware and Virtualization Consultant
Fellow 2018
Expert of the Year 2017
Commented:
When it states 100% complete

And test it!

We don’t use snapshots because VMs writing too a snapshot is slow and performance is impacted!!!

We make backups before applying changes to VMs

Author

Commented:
Thanks

Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial