When you delete a snapshot, you delete the state of the virtual machine that you preserved and you can never return to that state again. Deleting a snapshot does not affect the current state of the virtual machine.
About this task
If a snapshot is used to create a clone, the snapshot becomes locked. If you delete a locked snapshot, the clones created from the snapshot no longer operate.
You cannot delete a snapshot if the associated virtual machine is designated as a template for cloning.
- Select the virtual machine and select .
- If you are deleting an AutoProtect snapshot, select Show AutoProtect snapshots.
- Select the snapshot.
- Select an option to delete the snapshot.
Delete a single snapshot
Delete the snapshot and all of its children
Right-click and select Delete Snapshot and Children.
Delete all snapshots
Right-click, select Select All, and click Delete.
- Click Close to close the snapshot manager.