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VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide by Alfonso V Romero

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Time for action—using branching snapshots in your VMs

In this exercise, you'll learn how to use branching snapshots so you can create alternate realities in your virtual machines.

  1. Go to your UbuntuVB virtual machine settings page and select the Snapshots (1) tab. Then, select the Before deleting bin folder snapshot and click on the Delete snapshot button or hit Ctrl+Shift+D to delete the snapshot.

    Note

    When you use the Delete snapshot command, you're actually deleting the point in time when the snapshot was taken. So, if you accidentally forget to restore your virtual machine's state to the Before deleting bin folder snapshot before actually deleting it, the Delete snapshot command will erase that snapshot and you'll lose your bin folder forever! ...

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