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Snapshot - Quiesce Guest File System.

What is meaning of option "Quiesce Guest File System" while taking snapshot. And what is its use? Please share deep dive.

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Hello,

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Quiesce: If the <quiesce> flag is 1 or true, and the virtual machine is powered on when the snapshot is taken, VMware Tools is used to quiesce the file system in the virtual machine. Quiescing a file system is a process of bringing the on-disk data of a physical or virtual computer into a state suitable for backups. This process might include such operations as flushing dirty buffers from the operating system's in-memory cache to disk, or other higher-level application-specific tasks.

Note: Quiescing indicates pausing or altering the state of running processes on a computer, particularly those that might modify information stored on disk during a backup, to guarantee a consistent and usable backup. Quiescing is not necessary for memory snapshots; it is used primarily for backups


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Kanishk Sethi

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Hi Saurabh,

Welcome to VMware Community!!

Get into KB of VMware snapshot,hope it will answer your question

VMware KB: Understanding virtual machine snapshots in VMware ESXi and ESX