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

Solution #00007091

Scope:
All Barracuda Virtual Appliances running on VMWare ESXi

Answer:
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: https://www.vmware.com/support/ws4/doc/preserve_snapshot_ws.html

Link To This Page:
https://www.barracudanetworks.com/kb?id=50160000000uHgq