Outdated checkpoints consume valuable storage resources and grow at a higher than standard disk rate. In addition, removing or merging checkpoints may cause VM downtimes, since Hyper-V generates additional storage traffic while performing these tasks. That is why best practices for checkpoints recommend that you delete checkpoints older than 3 days, since they no longer reflect recent VM changes.
The Virtual Machines. Checkpoint Summary report helps you detect outdated checkpoints and better address the problem of wasted storage space.
This section provides step-by-step instructions that will help you understand how to create the Virtual Machines. Checkpoint Summary report. Consider the following example:
You need to report on existing VM checkpoints and display checkpoint size and age statistics for this month.
To create the report, follow these steps:
- Open the Virtual Machines. Checkpoint Summary report.
- Define time intervals.
- Choose a report scope.
- Run the report.
- View the report output.