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Monitor and consolidate VMware snapshots to avoid waste

6 Nov 2017

Snapshots are useful because they restore VMs to a particular state, but snapshot buildup can cause performance issues. Use vSphere Web Client to consolidate VMware snapshots.

Although VMware snapshots are an important part of backup technology, you shouldn't use them as a replacement for traditional backup. A snapshot is only a partial copy of a VM's disk file at a particular point in time. You can use one to restore a VM to the specific state when failures or system errors occur, but you need to monitor and consolidate VMware snapshots in case they build up and cause performance issues.

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