Product Documentation

Export a Snapshot to a File

Dec 11, 2012

When you export a VM snapshot, it is saved as a VM template in a single XVA file on your local machine. This template contains a complete copy of the snapshot (including disk images) and it can then be imported and used to create a new VM in the same or in a different resource pool.

To export a snapshot to a file

  1. On the Snapshots tab, select the snapshot, click Actions and then click Export to File.
  2. Browse to locate the folder where you want to create the XVA file, enter the filename, then click Save to begin the export.

To export an orphan snapshot

If the original VM used to create the snapshot has been deleted, you can export the snapshot as follows:

  1. In the Resources pane, switch to Folder View.
  2. Click to expand the Types group and then expand the Snapshots group.
  3. Select the snapshot then right-click and select Export Snapshot as Template on the shortcut menu.
  4. Browse to locate the folder where you want to create the XVA file, enter the filename, then click Save to begin the export.