Export a Snapshot to a File

When you export a VM snapshot, it is saved as a VM template in an XVA file on your XenCenter system. This template contains a complete copy of the snapshot (including disk images). You can then import the template and use it to create a 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, select Actions, and then select Export Snapshot as Template.
  2. Browse to locate the folder where you want to create the XVA file, enter the file name, then select 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. Select 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 file name, then select Save to begin the export.

Export a Snapshot to a File