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VMware Workstation – No Experience Necessary by Sander Van Vugt

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Chapter 8. Cloning and Snapshots

In a test environment, it is often necessary to deploy virtual machines rapidly and to revert to a previous state in an easy way. VMware Workstation provides all the tools that are required for this purpose. In this chapter, you'll learn to work with cloning and snapshot tools that enable you to perform these tasks.

Understanding when to apply which tools

A snapshot is a photo of a state of a virtual machine. As a virtual machine often requires a lot of work before a desired state of the machine is reached, it is a good idea to take a picture of that exact state. If something goes wrong at a later stage, having a snapshot makes it possible to easily revert to the previous state of the virtual machine. So the base ...

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