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I am currently having a problem in which I have 3 LinkedClones created from the same parent snapshot.

The tasks I do consists of creating a lot of snapshots per virtual machine, therefore having the need of deleting snapshots after a period of time.

Because I only need the most recent snapshots, I always delete the oldest one (the one at the top of the tree).

This action ends up changing the ID in the VMDK file of the Parent VM, causing the other 2 VMs to become unusable.

An example.

Parent creates snapshot 0, which will be used to bring clones A, B,and C.

Using these 3 clones, I keep taking snapshots over a period of time until the snapshot tree is full.

Let's take A, with snapshots: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

I delete 1 to make more room. This changes the Parent's ID.

What can I do to solve this problem?

On a side note, vSphere Client tells me that it needs consolidation for VMs B and C.

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