September 18, 2019 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

Amazon EBS enables users to backup volumes ar any time using EBS snapshots, Snapshots retain the data from all completed I/O operations, allowing you to restore the volume to its exact state at the moment before backup (referred to as crash-consistency). Previously when we take the snapshots of all the disks of an EC2 instance, we need to call create snapshot API for all disks recently Amazon introduced the Create snapshot of the Instance ( creates the snapshot of all the volumes attached to the instance) This is something similar to the on-premise storage array feature of Consistency group for…

July 11, 2019 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

Removing the old snapshots of the Virtual Machine is one of the easiest ways that a virtualization administrator can reclaim storage capacity in their environment. Unlike reclaiming other resources like CPU or Memory, deleting old snapshots doesn’t require downtime. Now, many of us are guilty of having snapshots that are months old, and sometimes for reasons, we can’t even remember. But unless you have a tool like vRealize Operations Manager, finding and deleting old snapshots can be a lengthy manual process. There are multiple ways to find the old/stale VM snapshots, you can leverage some smart tools like RVTools to…

November 16, 2018 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

VMware Virtual Machine snapshots should not be used as a primary backup, Virtual Machine snapshots are good for the shorter period. you can create VM snapshot before applying hotfix and delete after successful patching. When VM snapshots are created the state of the virtual disk at the time the snapshot is taken will be preserved and all writes to the VMDK are redirected to a new delta disk file (The delta disk represents the difference between the current state of the virtual disk and the state that existed at the time the previous snapshot was taken), and the original VMDK…

October 31, 2017 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

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