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Instant Getting Started with VMware Fusion by Michael Roy

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Much ado about snapshots (Intermediate)

Snapshots are a fantastic feature of VMware Fusion because they allow you to roll the VM back in time to a previously saved state. Using snapshots is easy, but understanding how they work is important.

Now, first things first. A snapshot is not a backup, but rather a way to either safely roll back in time or to keep multiple configurations of an OS but share the same basic configuration. The latter is very handy when building websites. For example, you can have one snapshot with IE7, another with IE8, another with IE9, another with IE10, and so on.

A backup is a separate copy of the entire VM and/or its contents ("Your VM" and "Your Data") on a different disk or backup service. A snapshot is about rolling ...

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