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How to exclude VHDX disk from snapshots on Hyper-v

(I'm using the built-in Hyper-V that comes with Windows Server 2012 R2) I want to play with my snapshots while I have a separate disk that would not be affected by those snapshots, thus I can store ...
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Hyper-V How to define “auto revert” to a snapshot after each reboot

I'm using the built-in Hyper-V that comes with Windows Server 2012 R2 and I'm looking for the option that lets me to set "auto revert" (or "auto apply") to a specific snapshot after the machine is ...
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Hyper-v takes a long time to create snapshots

I'm not sure when, but I've noticed as of recently, whenever I go to make a snapshot of certain machines, it hangs at 2% for a good while and then eventually finishes (fairly quickly, actually). I ...
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Clone/Backup Strategy for VMs between ESXi and KVM requiring clones to run concurrently with original VMs

I am stuck on this problem and need help. ESXi Free version 5 and qemu-kvm/libvirtd version 0.10. I will put the TL;DR first since it captures the problem fairly well. TL;DR I have 2 VMs on a KVM ...
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Qcow2 converted to vmdk show as spare and can't be snapshot

As the title says, kvm disks that I converted and moved to ESXi are useless because I cannot use snapshots due to the fact that they are sparse disks. Does anyone have a resolution for this issue? ...
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Snapshot a KVM guest with non-file storage

I am preparing at least one Windows 7 guest on a KVM Linux (ubuntu) host. I have made an LVM-based storage pool which I would like to use. My main concern is snapshots. The disk-image will be ...
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How do I sync disks in a Windows guest before doing a snapshot?

In general, before doing a disk snapshot of a virtual machine instance, the disk has to be synced to ensure that all buffers have been written to disk. If the guest operating system is Linux, you can ...
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VMWare software that support snapshots [closed]

I need to run some VMs But it seems like VMWare Player doesn't support snapshots. Is there any other free software from VMWare that support snapshoting? PS: I know that Oracle VirtualBox can do that ...
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1answer
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Hyper-V - Not your standard V2V

The main question is: Can I perform a Virtual to Virtual Conversion from one Hyper-V Server to another Hyper-V Server? Why I need to convert instead of a myriad of other options: We've got a RHEL 5 ...
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1answer
79 views

How to get the latest version of a disk from a snapshoted vmware virtual disk when I have only the disk files?

I have a virtual disk with one snapshot. I want to acces the latest data after the snapshot. One way would be to merge the delta into the disk. But the rest of the vm does not exist any more. How ...
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How do I fix a VMWare disk of a broken machine that has snapshots?

A guest on VMWare ESXi 4 is not booting anymore and I want to attach its disk to another machine. Both are almost identical ubuntu 64 bit server instances. But the broken machine had snapshots, so ...
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Script to remove VMWare snapshots?

I'd like to centrally remove all non-active snapshots on a vMA host before performing central backups of VMs. I am hoping such a script exists already??? Anyone know of one? Edit: Here is a script ...
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1answer
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Virtualbox snapshot manager

I'm using Oracle Virtualbox from commandline to manage my VMs. I'm talking a daily snapshot of them in a cronjob. But after all I just want to keep the 7 newest snapshots. Is there a way I can do ...
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1answer
126 views

What VM control panels support snapshots?

Which web based control panels provide snapshots? Please include free software and paid software < $1000. If you can, be specific as to if it supports: VMWare Xen Virtuozzzo OpenVZ Other ...
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VirtualBox Snapshot - How to stop them to grow and take more and more space?

I am using VirtualBox on Ubuntu with some programs installed in it. And the snapshot file does not stop to grow. I don't need this feature. I just want my data to be saved on the virtual windows hard ...
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1answer
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Virtual Machine Snapshot revert issue

After reverting to an older snapshot, Windows Server 2008 VM running on VMWare gives me the following error when I tried to login: The trust relationship between this workstation and primary ...
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What happens to children when deleting a snapshot in vmware?

I'm new to virtualization and want to make sure I understand what will happen when I delete a snapshot Say I have a tree like this Base SnapshotA SnapshotB SnapshotC Two questions: If I ...
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Snapshot/rollback for libvirt+KVM?

I've recently begun using KVM for my development/test environment on a Linux host system with 8G memory. Prior, I was using VMware Fusion for my virtual environment, but my Macbook only has 2G memory. ...
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Can I count on VM Snapshot on production machines for system recovery?

I have a Windows 2003 server running on VMware Virtual Machine. One of our developers wanted to install a service on it. So I decided to give VM snapshot a try on the machine in case if the developer ...