Manage Scheduled Snapshots

To enable, disable, edit and delete scheduled snapshots for a pool, use the VM Snapshot Schedules dialog box on the Pool menu, click VM Snapshot Schedules.

Enabling a Snapshot Schedule

When you enable a Snapshot Schedule , you turn it “on”: automated snapshots of the specified VMs will then be generated at the scheduled time. Scheduled snapshots will be taken until the schedule is disabled.

To enable a snapshot schedule:

  1. Select the pool or any server or VM in the pool in the Resources pane and on the Pool menu, select VM Snapshot Schedules.
  2. Select a snapshot schedule from the list of snapshot schedules defined in the pool and click Enable.

Disabling a Snapshot Schedule

If you want to stop automated snapshots from being taken, you can disable the Snapshot Schedules using the VM Snapshot Schedules dialog box: a disabled snapshot schedule can be enabled again at any time.

To disable a snapshot schedule:

  1. Select the pool or any server or VM in the pool in the Resources pane and on the Pool menu, select VM Snapshot Schedules.
  2. Select the snapshot schedule from the list of snapshot schedules defined in the pool and click Disable.

Editing a Snapshot Schedule

You can change the properties of a snapshot schedule, for example, to add more VMs or to change the snapshot schedule:

  1. Select the pool or any server or VM in the pool in the Resources pane. From the Pool menu, select VM Snapshot Schedules.
  2. Select the snapshot schedule from the list of snapshot schedules defined in the pool.
  3. Click Properties and go to the tab you need:
    • General Change the name and description of the snapshot schedule.
    • Custom Fields Define extra text and date/time fields for your snapshot schedules.
    • VMs in the snapshot schedule Select a VM from the list to add it to the snapshot schedule.
    • Snapshot Type Change the type of snapshot that will be created.
    • Snapshot Schedule Change the schedule used to take VM snapshots and change the snapshot retention value.
  4. Click OK to save your changes and close the Properties window.

Deleting a Snapshot Schedule

To delete a Snapshot Schedule:

  1. Select the pool, or any server or VM in the pool in the Resources pane. On the Pool menu, select VM Snapshot Schedules.
  2. Select schedule from the list of snapshot schedules and click Delete.