Create Scheduled Snapshots

Use the New snapshot schedule wizard to create a Snapshot Schedule that lets you specify the VMs in the pool that you want to snapshot, the type of snapshot to be created (disk-only or disk and memory), and the snapshot schedule.

To open the New snapshot schedule wizard: on the Pool menu, click VM Snapshot Schedules , and then click New to start the wizard.

  • Schedule name : Enter a name for the snapshot schedule. Optionally, provide a description.
  • VMs in the snapshot schedule : Select the VMs you would like to add to the snapshot schedule.
  • Snapshot Type : Choose the type of snapshot you would like to take.

    Scheduled snapshots can be either disk-only snapshots or disk and memory snapshots.

    • Disk-only snapshots store the VM’s disks (storage) and metadata. They are crash-consistent and can be performed on all VM types, including Linux VMs. Select Quiesce the VM before taking snapshot (Windows only) if required.
    • Disk and memory snapshots save the VM’s disks (storage), metadata, and its current memory state (RAM). Note that this type of snapshot can be very large.
  • Snapshot schedule : Choose how often you would like to schedule a snapshot.

    Snapshot schedule options:

    • Hourly snapshots A snapshot of the specified VM or VMs will be taken each hour at the specified time.
    • Daily snapshots A snapshot of the specified VM or VMs will be taken each day at the specified time.
    • Weekly snapshots A snapshot of the specified VM or VMs will be taken at the specified time on the specified days of the week. You can select one or more days.

    In the Number of snapshots to keep section, specify how many snapshot schedules you want to retain. When the number of scheduled snapshots taken exceeds this value, the oldest snapshot will be deleted automatically.

    Note: You can take upto 10 scheduled snapshots per VM.

Create Scheduled Snapshots

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