Changing VMware Snapshot file location from default.

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I use VMware and take many snapshots. Its default file location is very difficult to reach out to whenever I need it. So, I need to change the VMware Snapshot file location from its default value. Can

someone tell how?

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Best Answer by Sharath Reddy
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Changing VMware Snapshot file location from default.

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. VMware snapshot is a copy of any VMDK (VM’s Disk file) at any given instance in time. The default location of VMware snapshots is in the VM bundle. But, these snapshots are not individual copies of data, they are dependent on their base disks.

Steps to change location:

  • Power off the VM
  • Log in to ESXi host
  • Open VM’s ‘.vmx’ configuration files.
  • Add these commands to the files

    workingDir = “new_path_location”
snapshot.redoNotWithParent = “true”

  • Save the changes and close the files.
  • Reload the VM configuration.
  • Power on the machine

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