Hedvig Snapshots and Clones

Hedvig snapshot technology has zero-impact and is space-efficient: it captures the point-in-time state of a virtual disk using only metadata.

Cloning is also a zero-impact operation, enabling the creation of space-efficient independent volume copies.

There is no limit to the number of snapshots or clones that can be created.

All snapshot and clone management is done on the Virtual Disk Management (VDM) page.


  • If you are using the Hedvig vSphere Web Client Plugin, Hedvig recommends that you use either the Plugin snapshot or the native VMware snapshot, but not both at the same time.

  • Snapshots for NFS virtual disks are not supported.

  • Snapshots for deduplication-enabled virtual disks are not supported.