alshawwa
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Contributor

snapshot - consolidate helper - 0

one of my virtual machines has a snapshot called consolidate helper - o

what is that snapshot and is it safe to delete it ?

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eeg3
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We have seen these from backup products, specifically in our case Backup Exec 2010. They're remnants of the snapshot created as part of the backup and could be deleted safely.

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a_p_
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Leadership

A Consolidate-Helper snapshot is created by the VMkernel when snapshots are deleted on a powered on VM. Unless there's an issue with deleting the snapshots, the helper snapshot should be deleted again. If this is not the case, take a look at the log files to find out what's wrong.

André

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