VMware ESX 3 snapshots

Here’s a CentOS 4 VM with 4 snapshots, in each snapshot I added a 40M file and in two of the snapshots i snapped the memeory as well.

Note a memory snapshot file is ALWAYS created if it doesn’t contain anything !

The .VMSD contains a snapshot definition !

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-rw——-    1 root     root         8.0G Nov 26 17:26 cent4-flat.vmdk
-rw——-    1 root     root          334 Nov 21 12:39 cent4.vmdk

-rw——-    1 root     root         1.4K Nov 26 17:31 cent4.vmsd

-rw——-    1 root     root          48M Nov 26 17:28 cent4-000001-delta.vmdk
-rw——-    1 root     root          219 Nov 26 17:27 cent4-000001.vmdk
-rw——-    1 root     root          18K Nov 26 17:27 cent4-Snapshot1.vmsn

-rw——-    1 root     root          48M Nov 26 17:29 cent4-000002-delta.vmdk
-rw——-    1 root     root          226 Nov 26 17:28 cent4-000002.vmdk
-rw——-    1 root     root         257M Nov 26 17:28 cent4-Snapshot2.vmsn

-rw——-    1 root     root          48M Nov 26 17:31 cent4-000003-delta.vmdk
-rw——-    1 root     root          226 Nov 26 17:29 cent4-000003.vmdk
-rw——-    1 root     root         257M Nov 26 17:29 cent4-Snapshot3.vmsn

-rw——-    1 root     root          16M Nov 26 17:31 cent4-000004-delta.vmdk
-rw——-    1 root     root          226 Nov 26 17:31 cent4-000004.vmdk
-rw——-    1 root     root          18K Nov 26 17:31 cent4-Snapshot4.vmsn

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