Snapshot VM State Disk


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Sep 7, 2016
PMVE: 6.3-4, ZFS

I created a snapshot about a week ago that included the system ram prior to a windows server upgrade. I've since removed the snapshot via the GUI since everything went smoothly.

I'm left with a VM disk on my zfs pool named like:
I believe this is a disk created to save the RAM, but it's twice the size of the allocated memory for the VM. I need to remove this to get some space back in the pool. When I try to do this, I get this error:
Cannot Remove disk image. Cannot remove image, a guest with VMID '100' exists! You can delete the image from the guest's hardware pane
The drive does not exist in the hardware pane. Is there a way to safely remove this?

you can remove it with pvesm free <your storage ID>:vm-100-state-SnapshotName or zfs destroy your/zfs/path/vm-100-state-SnapshotName.

Please consider upgrading, Proxmox VE 6.x is end-of-life since a long time and won't get any (security) updates:
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