I have a vmware player on Ubuntu 9.04 which works well with an XP in a virtual machine.
Now I want to have a nightly backup of this vmware instance so I thought I just use rsync to keep them updated. It appears that rsync thinks almost all files have changed even if I try to use snapshots (workstation) to keep the changes to a minimum.
What is the appropriate way to do this, and what rsync argument works best?
EDIT: I know the vmware instance must be shut down.