One of the greatest things about virtual machines is the ability to take snapshots, which can be used to quickly roll a VM back to a known state. Previously, I have written about some of the shortcomings with Microsoft’s Hyper-V snapshots. Or were they checkpoints? I forget… but that’s not important. The main problem with […]
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Unlike VMware ESX, when administrators delete snapshots on Hyper-V, the disks are not merged until the VM is powered off -- potentially filling up disks.
Virtual machine snapshots are a quick way to recover from unexpected incompatibilities you may encounter when patching guest operating systems. In fact, VMware Update Manager even provides an option to automatically snapshot a VM before applying updates and then delete the snapshot after a specified amount of time. Even if you are not using VMware […]
Although the Hyper-V Manager and SCVMM allow removing snapshots from running VMs, they are not actually merged until the VM is powered off.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: What’s the difference between a checkpoint and a snapshot?