I'm more of a developer, but I have a Dev Environment I'm creating at home for a personal project.
I want to install Server 2008 R2, SharePoint 2010, VS2010, and then take a snapshot of the hard drive, so if I ever nuke the machine I can restore it to this state without having to install OS, Server, VS2010, and then patch the whole thing.
Is there a free software suite that does this? Is it worth it? Or should I get some kind of professional suite?
I don't think this is backup/restore necessarily. What should I do?