The opvizor solution - Snapwatcher
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Free Snapshot Detection
Heal Your VMware vSphere!
Invalid or broken snapshots are caused by all kind of actions the system admin has no control of i. e. backup solutions that trigger the snapshot creation and deletion. If VMware struggles to delete the snapshot files an invalid snapshot is made. This kind of snapshots are known to be hard to detect and tend to grow hidden to waste precious disk space.
Our goal: Even the meanest, hidden invalid or broken snapshot can be removed using Snapwatcher
some further information: http://www.opvizor.com/blog/snapshots-love-hate-relationship/
" Snapwatcher allows the VMware Administrator to view and monitor the virtual machine snapshots in his environment. It allows you to reconcile broken snapshots by allowing you to FIX them with specific methods built in. Excluding certain snapshots is also available so that if you have an environment like Citrix XenApp where deltas are used. Snapwatcher is highly recommended for any VMware Administrator and pairs nicely with the main opvizor product."
Technical Specialist - Storage, Virtualization & Backup