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Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac by Joe Kissell

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Chapter 10. Back Up Virtual Machine Data

Backing up your virtual machine can range from trivially easy to painfully difficult, depending on a number of variables. Because backups are so important, I want to give you enough background to understand what the challenges are and what your options are for overcoming them.

Tip

To learn much more about how to back up your Macintosh (including Windows virtual disks), read either of my books on the subject: Take Control of Mac OS X Backups or Take Control of Easy Mac Backups.

Understand the Backup Challenges

Virtualization software stores Windows itself, and all your Windows data, in a file (or set of files) called a virtual disk. Although this isn't the only component of your virtual machine (you also have ...

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