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Dell Storage vSphere Client Plugin Version 6.0 Administrator’s Guide

Taking a Snapshot of a Datastore

Besides scheduled snapshots that are taken automatically based on a Snapshot Profile, you can also take an immediate (unscheduled) snapshot. During snapshot creation, you can specify an expiration time for the snapshots. If you create a snapshot with the Never Expire option, the snapshot remains on the Storage Center until it is manually expired.


  1. Select the datastore for which you want to take a snapshot.
  2. Select Actions > All Dell Storage Actions > Snapshot > Create Datastore Snapshot.
    The Create Snapshot wizard starts.
  3. Specify a time after which you want the snapshot to expire. To set the snapshot to never expire, select the Never Expire option.
  4. (Optional) Enter a description of the snapshot.
  5. Click Next.
    The Ready to Complete page opens.
  6. Click Finish.

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