Multiple Snapshots seen on XenServer for Virtual Machines

ISSUE

When performing host-level Backups of XenServer virtual machines (VMs), sometimes there are snapshots seen on the VM with the name "snapshot of <VM UUID><Time stamp>".

The following screenshot shows what it looks like on the XenCenter:

Screenshot showing multiple snapshots.

RESOLUTION

Citrix must be contacted regarding this issue.

CAUSE

These snapshots are created by Citrix itself and can be an issue on the XenServer side.

Similar behavior of creating additional snapshots will also be seen when a snapshot is created manually using the XenCenter.

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