I wish to to some work on a virtual server, work which requires there to be no snapshots on the virtual machine. At the moment I have one snapshot on the machine, taken yesterday.
If I use the option "Delete Snapshot", will it consolidate the snapshot data with the machine, making it up to date? Will the "Delete Snapshot" option require space on the datastore? If so, how can I calculate how much space this will require?
As far as I understand, if I consolidate the snapshot when the machine is turned off, no extra space is required on the datastore for this operation. Is this correct?