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The system state backup (when done on a Domain Controller) includes AD schema/data. See here for more details.


No, you cannot "copy" a snapshot. Creating a snapshot on a VM simply adds another "virtual disk" file. The hypervisor stops writing to the original "disk" file and from the creation of the snapshot on, it writes to the new "disk" file. Reverting to a snapshot just deletes the added "disk" file. In your case, you have to do a new OVA export. A snapshot ...


Sorry to break this to you, but you're going about this from the wrong angle. :) Instead of modifying your server's configuration directly and then having to worry about backing it up, you should be using a configuration management system. I'm partial to Ansible, but there are many other very viable options. Once you have a config management system set ...

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