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Remove-VMSavedState

Published: August 15, 2012

Updated: September 5, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2012

Remove-VMSavedState

Deletes the saved state of a saved virtual machine.

Syntax

Parameter Set: VMName
Remove-VMSavedState [-VMName] <String[]> [-ComputerName <String[]> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: VMObject
Remove-VMSavedState [-VM] <VirtualMachine[]> [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: VMSnapshot
Remove-VMSavedState [-VMSnapshot] <VMSnapshot> [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

Deletes the saved state of a saved virtual machine. Note: data contained in the memory of the virtual machine may be lost; data on its virtual hard disk drives are unaffected.

Parameters

-ComputerName<String[]>

Specifies one or more Hyper-V hosts on which the virtual machine saved state is to be deleted. NetBIOS names, IP addresses, and fully-qualified domain names are allowable. The default is the local computer — use “localhost” or a dot (“.”) to specify the local computer explicitly.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

.

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VM<VirtualMachine[]>

Specifies the virtual machine whose saved state is to be deleted.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VMName<String[]>

Specifies the name of the virtual machine whose saved state is to be deleted.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

true

-VMSnapshot<VMSnapshot>

Specifies the snapshot whose saved state is to be deleted.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

Examples

Example 1

Removes the saved state from virtual machine TestVM.


PS C:\> Remove-VMSavedState TestVM

Example 2

Removes the saved state from all snapshots belonging to virtual machine TestVM.


PS C:\> Get-VMSnapshot TestVM | Remove-VMSavedState

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