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Can vmotion effect SnapShots in a Datastore on the storage?

netappmagic

SnapShots will be changed as we remove or change the data in the datastore.

My question, can vmotion in vSphere change the size of SnapShots in a datastore on the storage?

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aborzenkov

Snapshot "size" is amount of changed or deleted data. vMotion will delete data on source. So yes, it will cause snapshot "growth".

 

P.S. I mean of course Storage vMotion. Normal vMotion works with shared datastore, so it won't not have any effect.

netappmagic

What is the difference bwteen storage vmotion and normal vmotion?

 

the vmotion I am talking about is the Vsphere vmotion which move VM's from one datastore to other. Woud this effect snapshots?

aborzenkov

@netappmagic wrote:

vmotion which move VM's from one datastore to other


This is Storage vMotion.

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