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How to save an image/restore point of Virtual PC 2007 image

Posted on 2009-05-18
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I am running MS Virtual PC 2007, I have windows 2008 server install on it.
I want to do some testing but I want to store a backup image (like restore point) so that I can go back to my previous image incase if I do something wrong.
Can you please let me know how to make an image/restore point in Virtual Image for Virtual PC
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Unfortunately the snapshot feature is not available in VPC. You can instead use an undo disk and revert when ever you want back to that state.

"> Yes, but it involves using Difference disks.
>
> You basically set up different checkpoints by creating new
> differencing disks at the checkpoints and then attaching the VM to the
> differecing disk. Then when you want to roll back to an earlier
> state, you just attach to an earlier differencing disk.
>
> One problem with this scheme is that once you attach to an earlier
> differencing disk, the child disks of that disk become invalid and
> have to be recreated, so I'm not sure it would be any better than just
> copying the .vhd at each state you want. "

See this link for more information: http://www.aspdeveloper.net/Virtual_PC/rn-739-47258_taking_a_snapshot.aspx
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