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Can a safely delete the snapshot in the destination esxi for a replicated VM?

Fabio Vitale

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On 12/12/2022 at 7:22 PM, Fabio Vitale said:

I am new to replica.

I have successfully created and executed a replica job between two ESXi hosts.

Everything went fine and I was able to power on  the replicated VM on the new ESXi host. I have noticed that the replica has one snapshot: can I safely delete it? Or do I need to keep it?


@Fabio Vitale

In the NAKIVO replication job, when the data is transferred to the replica VM, NAKIVO creates a snapshot on the replica VM. This snapshot calls a recovery point, which means you can recover your data at this point.

The Retention policy defines the number of recovery points (snapshots) on the replica VM (https://helpcenter.nakivo.com/User-Guide/Content/Replication/Creating-VMware-Replication-Jobs/Replication-Job-Wizard-for-VMware-Retention.htm).

You can delete this snapshot. However, we recommend not deleting it. We look forward to hearing from you. Best regards.

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