VMware snapshot is it possible in VM 2004?

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Morten, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. Morten

    Morten Guest


    Is it possible to do a snapshot of the VM 2004 (windows 2003 server) after a
    fresh installation is finnished and patching is done? This for fast restore
    if somthing goes wrong?

    And is it possible to make a "image" of the installation so that I don't
    have to install windows 2003 and patch the system more then one time for the
    windows 2003 VM installations?

    Morten, Jun 29, 2005
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  2. Hi,

    There's no inherent way, but:
    a) Copy the VHD elsewhere after the install and easily copy it back
    b) Use Sysprep and a differencing disk to build "children" off of the fresh

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    Jonathan Maltz [MS-MVP], Jun 29, 2005
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  3. Morten

    Morgan Guest

    You can use Symantec Ghost to take an image if you want to.

    Also you can just archive the VHD file (they compress really well) to
    DVD or similar and you are good to go.
    Morgan, Jun 29, 2005
  4. Morten

    Morten Guest

    Ok guys thx a lot. I'll try to copy the file some place else and see what
    happens... Or just maybe do a ghost image of the installation.

    Morten, Jun 30, 2005
  5. Morten

    Morgan Guest

    Make sure you use either sysprep or newsid (from sysinternals) so that
    you don't any SID problems.
    Morgan, Jun 30, 2005
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