Virtual Machines. Checkpoint Summary

This report shows the number of checkpoints, checkpoint age and size for selected virtual machines.


Outdated checkpoints consume valuable storage resources and grow at a higher than standard disk rate.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The report helps you detect outdated checkpoints and better address the problem of wasted storage space.


Date/time Selection: defines a time period to analyze in the report. Applies only to the drill-down Veeam Performance Details Report.

Scope: defines a list of Groups or Objects to include in the report (by default, the Veeam Hyper-V Virtual Machines Group is selected). The Add Group option returns a Group and all objects that a group contains (with all performance counter instances). The Add Object option returns only the selected object.

Sample Usage

Report on existing VM checkpoints and display checkpoint size and age statistics for this month.


  1. Open the Virtual Machines. Checkpoint Summary report.
  2. From the From list, select This month > First day. From the To list, select Today.
  3. Leave the Scope section without changes.
  4. Click Run to view the report.

Report Output

The report will provide the list of VMs with checkpoints. For each VM, the report will show the number of checkpoints, and the date and time when the oldest and the newest checkpoints were created. For each checkpoint, the report will detail its name, creation date, size and description.

You can click a VM name in the Virtual Machine column of the output table to drill down to the Veeam Performance Details Report and review how the CheckpointsSize and CheckpointsAge VM performance metric values have been changing during this month.