albgen
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How to commit a snapshot on esxi 3.5

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Hello,

I have a question. Basically i want to extend the partition of a windows server. I have read that before extending a partitioni have to commit all the snapshots which in my case is only one!

The question is: Deleting the snapshot means commit the data to the disk? I will not loose nothing on my operating system?

thank oyu

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vmroyale
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Hello.

The question is: Deleting the snapshot means commit the data to the disk? I will not loose nothing on my operating system?

Yes; deleting your single snapshot will commit the current state of the virtual machine. You will not lose anything on your OS.

Good Luck!

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com

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vmroyale
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Hello.

The question is: Deleting the snapshot means commit the data to the disk? I will not loose nothing on my operating system?

Yes; deleting your single snapshot will commit the current state of the virtual machine. You will not lose anything on your OS.

Good Luck!

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
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albgen
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Thank you for the rapid answer.

:smileyblush:

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continuum
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Its funny, isn't it ? against all common sense "delete snapshot" means "keep the data" 😉




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albgen
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yes, really funny Smiley Happy

Maybe it could more clear to call it "Delete & commit snapshot" or just "Commit snapshot". :smileycool:

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continuum
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IMHO correct term for "delete snapshot" is "merge with parent"




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albgen
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yep, also "Merge with parent" is a good term for that!!

hope somebody from vmware listen to us Smiley Happy

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continuum
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nobody listens to that - my translation common sense to VMware talk is years old and nothing has changed Smiley Wink

http://sanbarrow.com/vmdk/translating-buttons.html




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I do not support Workstation 16 at this time ...

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Yes, in VMware parlance, deleting the snapshot commits all changes since the snapshot was created

from http://serverfault.com/questions/97972/how-to-commit-a-snapshot-on-esxi-3-5

Starwind Software Developer

www.starwindsoftware.com

Kind Regards, Anatoly Vilchinsky
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albgen
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its taking too much time to delete the snapshot!! (until now 7 hours!!).

it is stucked at 95%!!! is that normal???

ps:it is only one snapshot!!

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vmroyale
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The stuck at 95% thing is very normal. Depending on the size, this amount of time could be normal behavior. If you can, just patiently wait it out.

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
albgen
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is there a way to know the real progress in %?

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vmroyale
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To get the actual percentages, I think you will have to break out a calculator. Smiley Wink

You can use "[Tech Support Mode|http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003677]" on the console and use the procedure outlined in kb 1007566. Note that the "watch" command won't work in ESXi, so you might just have to use the "ls" command and monitor it that way.

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
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albgen
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24h to commit that snashot. The virtual machine was up and running during the snapshot so maybe this is the cause of this time

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vmroyale
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That's good news that it finished. If the virtual machine was powered off, it would have definitely been faster, but it is difficult to say exactly how much faster.

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
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