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  • 1.  Going back and forth between different snapshots

    Posted Aug 10, 2010 11:42 AM

    I'm using virtual machines in my test environment and every now and then you want to revert to old setups, do some testing and then again revert to the new setup. I thought this was spossible with snapshots once you revert to an old snapshot all new snapshots are gone.

    Whayt is the best way to solve this version controlling? Backups? Clones?



  • 2.  RE: Going back and forth between different snapshots

    Posted Aug 10, 2010 11:53 AM

    >once you revert to an old snapshot all new snapshots are gone.

    Why? You just select particular snapshot and "Go to". But do not forget to take new snapshot in current state if you don't want to lose changes.


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  • 3.  RE: Going back and forth between different snapshots

    Posted Aug 10, 2010 11:58 AM

    That was the answer I got from the technicians here, my own knowledge in Vmware is very limited. They said that you can't move back and forth in time between snapshots taken on the same virtual machine. If you go to snapshot 1, the following snapshots will be lost.



  • 4.  RE: Going back and forth between different snapshots

    Posted Aug 10, 2010 12:07 PM

    Take a look at http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1009402 (Working with snapshots) This explains how it works.

    André



  • 5.  RE: Going back and forth between different snapshots

    Posted Aug 10, 2010 12:10 PM

    What I want to do is explained here:

    http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1009402

    Could it be that they were talking about reverting instead of "Go to"?