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type vmware-cmd -l
locate the vmx file location of the vm for which u want to delete the snapshots
once you do that
vmware-cmd -v /vfs/volumes/path of vmx of VM removesnapshots.
you can do the same through the GUI as well...
hope this helps
yes, i think it's a goot direction... but i have ESXi... and i forgor how this tool calls... for ESXi.
u can use vcli for the same..
i would recommend u to use GUI in this case....but make sure u pull out a backup of the VM (cloning etc) before u play with snapshots....
i tryed to do this and its looks like all snapshots removed!
~ # vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms
Vmid Name File Guest OS Version Annotation
144 r1002kncr [Main Datastore] r1002kncr/r1002kncr.vmx winNetStandardGuest vmx-07
16 rusbw002_test [Main Datastore] rusbw002_test/rusbw002_test.vmx slesGuest vmx-07
32 kl00pcws [Main Datastore] kl00pcws/kl00pcws.vmx winXPProGuest vmx-07
96 Winback [Main Datastore] Winback/Winback.vmx slesGuest vmx-07 Winback
~ # vim-cmd vmsvc/snapshot.removeall 16
Remove All Snapshots:
but in VM folder still no changes...
/vmfs/volumes/5d57c4f3-ca3cf76a/rusbw002_test # ls
rusbw002_test-000001-delta.vmdk rusbw002_test-flat.vmdk rusbw002_test.vmxf rusbw002_test_2-000001-delta.vmdk vmware-2.log
rusbw002_test-000001.vmdk rusbw002_test.nvram rusbw002_test_1-000001-delta.vmdk rusbw002_test_2-000001.vmdk vmware-3.log
rusbw002_test-Snapshot73.vmsn rusbw002_test.vmdk rusbw002_test_1-000001.vmdk rusbw002_test_2-flat.vmdk vmware-4.log
rusbw002_test-aux.xml rusbw002_test.vmsd rusbw002_test_1-flat.vmdk rusbw002_test_2.vmdk vmware-5.log
rusbw002_test-aux.xml.tmp rusbw002_test.vmx rusbw002_test_1.vmdk vmware-1.log vmware.log
From GUI... do you mean vSphere Client?
there are no snapshots in GUI... vSphere Client don't see this snapshot...
vim-cmd vmsvc/snapshot.get [VMID]
You see an output similar to:
--Snapshot Name : Test
--Snapshot Desciption :
--Snapshot Created On : 8/27/2009 13:49:55
--Snapshot State : powered on
vim-cmd vmsvc/snapshot.create [VmId] [snapshotName]
Run this command and try to remove all snapshots again:
vim-cmd vmsvc/snapshot.removeall [VmId]
hope this works
i have tryed it. no luck... files still not removed.
i using ghettoVCB script for backup and its not working now... something do not let this script to make new snapshots...
are the snapshots still in use?
If you look at the vm settings and the disks does it mention one of the snapshot files?
If it does not then you should be able to manually delete them. but before you do this check to ensure that the parentCID of the vmdk file is all f's
if it shows that you are using a snapshot then you will need to run the vmkfstools -i to consolidate the snapshots.
you can use it directly from the ESXi server you need to login into server and get to console (you might need to enable it)
vmkfstools -i /vmfs/volumes/datstore-name/vm-name/snapshot.vmdk newdisk.vmdk
this will consolidate the vmdks and create a new disk file called newdisk.vmdk you will need to remove remove disks and add new disks to the VM use customer mode and point it to the newdisk.vmdk you created.
power on vm if it works you can then manually delete the snapshot vmdks and other vmdks that are not being used from the vm folder