How to Survive ESX Snapshot Hell

You can’t.  Once you have fail, the power of fail has you.  There is no escape, but there is hope.

If you’ve fought the fail of corrupt ESX snapshots and missing -flat.vmdk files (once the -flat.vmdk file is gone, so is your data), you’ve experienced the joy of hoping you have a backup somewhere… anywhere.

Max has a nice collection of resources to monitor snapshot removal, check progress, recover from corruption, kill a hung VM and generally give you a better tomorrow.

While there is no easy way out, you may still survive.

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