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Why is the snapshot so large when performing a virtual snapshot?

Solution #00007091

All Barracuda Virtual Appliances running on VMWare ESXi

What Is Captured by the Snapshot?
The snapshot captures the entire state of the virtual machine at the time you take the snapshot. This includes:
The state of all the virtual machine's disks.
The contents of the virtual machine's memory.
The virtual machine settings.

Additional Information:
Please refer to the following VMWare KB article for more information on snapshots:

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