I have been tasked to manage an old VMWare 4.0.1 installation, which is due to be replaced in the near future but it must be kept running at the moment.
I immediately noticed that some virtual machines have very old snapshots, some even taken years ago. I don't like to run with so old snapshots, as they reduce performance and use a fair amount of space (over 100 GB). On the other hand, I am somewhat concerned that consolidating these very old snapshots can cause some problems (ie: a failed consolidation leaving the vm image in an inconsistent state).
What do you feel is the best approach to get ridden of these old snapshots?