Remove-VMSavedState

Deletes the saved state of a saved virtual machine.

Syntax

Remove-VMSavedState
      [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
      [-ComputerName <String[]>]
      [-Credential <PSCredential[]>]
      [-VMName] <String[]>
      [-WhatIf]
      [-Confirm]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Remove-VMSavedState
      [-VM] <VirtualMachine[]>
      [-WhatIf]
      [-Confirm]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Remove-VMSavedState
      [-VMSnapshot] <VMSnapshot>
      [-WhatIf]
      [-Confirm]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Remove-VMSavedState cmdlet 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.

Examples

Example 1

PS C:\> Remove-VMSavedState TestVM

Removes the saved state from virtual machine TestVM.

Example 2

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

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

Required Parameters

-VM

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

Type:VirtualMachine[]
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VMName

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

Type:String[]
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VMSnapshot

Specifies the snapshot whose saved state is to be deleted.

Type:VMSnapshot
Aliases:VMCheckpoint
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-CimSession

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

Type:CimSession[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ComputerName

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.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Credential

Specifies one or more user accounts that have permission to perform this action. The default is the current user.

Type:PSCredential[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False