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Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Cookbook - Second Edition by Leandro Carvalho, Charbel Nemnom, Patrick Lownds

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Using checkpoints in VMs

In the IT field, it is easy to have problems, errors, mistakes, and other issue that might need a deep troubleshooting process or even worse, such as a system restore. With virtual machines, the administrators have a very interesting option that is not available in physical servers. What if you could rollback a VM before the error occurred? What if you could prepare the VM for some change that can cause an issue. That's what checkpoints are made for. You can take a VM checkpoint on the fly, do whatever you need to do, and roll it back in case of errors.

This comes very handy and can save our lives, making the problem prevention two clicks away.

To illustrate some scenarios to use checkpoints, consider the following examples: ...

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