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I believe that snapshots and disk extensions are not friends, having said that...

Is it safe to delete a VMWare snapshot created before adding a new virtual hdd to my LVM partition?

What I mean is:

  1. Create a VMWare snapshot
  2. Add a new virtual hdd to my VM
  3. extend server's LVM partition with the new virtual hdd
  4. delete the VMWare snapshot

Is this going to break my server? can I safely reboot it after delete the snapshot?

NOTE: I am talking about Virtual machine snapshots and not LVM snapshots.

thanks

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Yes, this is perfectly safe.

If you created the snapshot while the VM was powered off even revertig to the snapshot should be no problem. I wouldn't want to try reverting to a snapshot that was created while the VM was powered off though, those are never really clean.

Operations like this are exactly what snapshots are for.

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