bsm033
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Convert Managed Object to Data Object and visa versa

hi,

Im not very familiar with VMO

I need to convert the Managed Object - VirtualMachineSnapshot to Data Object - VirtualMachineSnapshotTree

actually i want to extract the value createTime from a snapshot

That value can be found in VirtualMachineSnapshotTree

Thanks in advance

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Hi,

To extract the createTime property of VirtualMachineSnapshotTree, you can refer to below steps:

var snapshot = new VcVirtualMachineSnapshotInfo() ;

snapshot = VM.snapshot; // VM is the VirtualMachine MO

var snapshotList = snapshot.rootSnapshotList; // This gives the array of VirtualMachineSnapshotTree

var createTime = snapshotList[0].createTime; // From the first index of the array, you can retrieve the create time

You cannot convert a managed object into a data object.

I hope this helps!

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bsm033
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Angela hi, and thanks for the response

The solution works as long there are only one snapshot for a virtual machine

But, if there is a child snapshot it returns the same date and time of the parent snapshot

" var createTime = snapshotList[0].createTime; // From the first index of the array, you can retrieve the create time"

how can i extract the child snapshot create time from the list too??

Thanks again

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To retrieve the child snapshots, refer:

var childsnapshotList = snapshotList[0].childSnapshotList;

The childsnapshotList variable will be an array which holds the child snapshots, each child child snapshot will be of type VirtualMachineSnapshotTree. You can then fetch the createTime property for each of them.

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