tractng
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Reading snapshot size

Jump to solution

Version 6.5

What is the best way to read  (monitor) snapshot size?  I took two snapshots for this one VM (one on Monday & Thurs).  From past experience, I browsed through the folder of the VM and look for the snapshot file.

I noticed on the snapshot tap, it has "Disk Usage".  Is this what I should look at compared to the browser method?

Thanks,

TT

0 Kudos
1 Solution

Accepted Solutions
daphnissov
Immortal
Immortal

Yes, disk usage reports the snapshot usage that contains all disk resources as part of it. So if you opted to snapshot the memory as well, that factors into the calculation.

View solution in original post

0 Kudos
4 Replies
daphnissov
Immortal
Immortal

What's "best" is entirely subjective. What do you have to work with? That really determines some "best" options.

0 Kudos
tractng
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

I just have vCenter.  So is the "disk usage" on the snapshot tab represent the snapshot size?

0 Kudos
daphnissov
Immortal
Immortal

Yes, disk usage reports the snapshot usage that contains all disk resources as part of it. So if you opted to snapshot the memory as well, that factors into the calculation.

0 Kudos
iiliev
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

There are some vRO workflows out there to report snapshot sizes of a VM.

For example, check the workflow attached to the following community thread - https://communities.vmware.com/message/2081161#2081161

Or this one - https://communities.vmware.com/message/2399717#2399717

0 Kudos