We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

is it safe to delete the snapshots of a vm in hyperv ?

190 Views
Last Modified: 2019-12-26
got server 2021 hyperv
got a virtual machine in it.

recently saw the hyperv space is getting filled up fast. found avhdx files are created by snapshots.
my understanding snapshots are to go back if needed. so if i dont need those snapshots, can i just simply delelte to free up some space. or deleting it- will craete any data loss with my current virtual machine ?
have also attached a pic of it      snapshot.PNG
Comment
Watch Question
Commented:
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 6 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE