When the vSAN file service is enabled, you can create one or more snapshots that provide a point-in-time image of the vSAN file share. You can create a maximum of 32 snapshots per file share.


You should have created a vSAN file share.


  1. Navigate to the vSAN cluster and click Configure > vSAN > File Service Shares.

    A list of vSAN file shares appears.

  2. Select the file share for which you want to create a snapshot and then click SNAPSHOTS > NEW SNAPSHOT.
    Create new snapshot dialogue appears.
  3. On the Create new snapshot dialogue, provide a name for the snapshot, and click Create.


A point-in-time snapshot for the selected file share is created.