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VirtualBox : renaming a VDI disk causes snapshot to fail loading

I have a machine which I installed using VirtualBox. Its VDI disk was named "Name1.vdi". After a while, I resized it, renamed it to "Name2.vdi", moved it to another disk, and so on. But now I need to ...
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expose Btrfs snapshots with samba4 and vfs_shadow2

I'm trying to implement the vfs_shadow2 module with samba 4.2 running on Fedora 22 to get windows explorer feature "previous versions" on clients to work. The shared "folder" is an Btrfs subvolume in ...
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How to apply a snapshot of root filesystem which is BTRFS?

I have a snapshot of the root filesystem. The following is the output of my btrfs subvolume list / command : ID 257 gen 90 top level 5 path root ID 258 gen 91 top level 5 path home ID 263 gen 44 top ...
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Snapshot a frequently changing file on linux

I have a file which is frequently rewritten by some application. The application runs and exits in a loop, so the file handle is released in short intervals. Is it possible to get a consistent ...
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Customize and sysprep modern.ie virtual machines say for VirtualBox?

Has anyone done this or know if possible and the steps? MS has VMs for testing IE on modern.ie site. They're clean base images one extract and imports into VM software of choice like VirtualBox to ...
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Accidentally restore a VirtualBox VM to a snapshot

I never made a snapshot of my VM before. Accidentally, I restored it from the current state to the original state (the first snapshot it made automatically). Is there anyway to go back to my LAST ...
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Missing snipping-tool on Windows Vista to create a screenshot [closed]

How can I quickly capture a screenshot in Windows Vista and save it into a common image format, like png or jpg? Win 7 has an application called "snipping tool", but I don't have that on my Windows ...
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Cannot restore Snapshot

Everytime I try to restore my VM from a snapshot I got My VM Freezing and I must shut it Down. When is shut down and I try to start the VM I got error: Code 'Exit: E_FAIL (0x80004005) Componente: ...
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How does VMware continue running while a snapshot is being saved?

If you choose to save a snapshot, the progress bar indicates it's still saving but you can continue using the VM. The same applies when resuming. What is it actually doing during that time? If it were ...
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How to rsync the / folder properly?

I have a btrfs snapshot of / and I want to rsync it with my current / folder. As form of "rollback" if you want. My question is what folder should I avoid for instance I should use -x option to ...
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How to delete a file in all snapshots on a btrfs system?

I've set up a sophisticated backup scheme with hourly, daily, weekly, monthly backups that take up (thanks to the glory of the btrfs cow-filesystem) almost no extra space on the device. But ...
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Ubuntu btrfs snapshot cannot mv into /home

I want to be able to take a snapshot and restore it in real time. This works in Fedora and does a live "rollback" : btrfs subvolume snapshot /home /home/snapshot mv /home/snapshot /home But in ...
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How to suspend and resume disk writes on a aufs mountpoint

I have a mountpoint with a type of aufs. I need to suspend disk writes, "take a snapshot", and then let the applications write to the mountpoint. Is there a way to achieve this ability? This issue is ...
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What are btrfs snapshot and subvolume restrictions speaking in terms of read/write access instead of access and data sharing?

The btrfs subvolume manpage tries to explain which type of access is granted to btrfs subvolumes and snapshots. Unfortunately it exclusively uses terms like "access", "use just like a directory" and ...
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VirtualBox write-through drive not working on Ubuntu

I have a VirtualBox VM with Ubuntu installed on normal VDI, and I added another write-through VDI so that I could keep my code intact when I switch between different system snapshots which I use for ...
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How come system snapshots are so small in size?

So let’s say a have a file called bob with the size of 10GB in /home. I make a snapshot of /home and delete the original bob file. However I can still access the bob file because I have a snapshot it. ...
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retrieve vmware snapshot from copied virtual disk

I created ubuntu vmware virtual machine in windows 7. I created its virtual hard disk (vmdk) on an external hard disk. I took some snapshots in due time. I've burnt my laptop recently and I'm happy ...
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Periodic backup of changes on another disk from full backup

I am looking for a backup solution that will enable me to backup only changes to an internal disk after a full backup to an external disk. Also, this should run snapshot backups every day until the ...
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What are “Array Based” Snapshots

I understand that a Snapshot of a LUN is just a Point-In-Time Image of the volumes on that LUN. What is "Array Based" about these ? EDIT : I'm pretty new to these concepts. What is an "Array" ? How ...
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Share a snapshot of a virtual machine state (virtualbox)

Think about the following scenario: An application developer figured out the library he is in use crashes. So he created a test project to isolate this problem, and have it sent to the library ...
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Snapshot of system without virtual machine

Background: I am a software developer and work on several projects in parallel. Because of this, I use virtual desktops, one per project. I never restart my computer - only hibernate or sleep - ...
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VirtualBox disk resized, how to get last snapshot?

I am setting a complex environment in a Linux Vbox, running under Windows 7. VBox version 4.3.15 I had to install a large number of items, with very complex dependencies... something that I do not ...
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Create a snapshot of the Windows session this very moment [duplicate]

Is it possible to create a snapshot (just as VirtualBox does) of a real Windows system as of the state this very moment? If I hibernate, RAM at the moment is dumped to the hard disk. Is it possible ...
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How to snapshot a btrfs root file system (snapshot of /)?

I have Fedora 20 and when I installed it I choose to go with btrfs as file system, by many reasons but mainly to have snapshots available. But I can't seem to create a snapshot of /. I can snapshot ...
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Replacing original VDI file with the Snap Shot made from it

I have worked with Virtualbox extensively for the first time. I made a snapshot of an Ubuntu image I was working with. I have been experimenting with the VM for the last two months, and since things ...
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take/restore filesystem snapshots instantly and without reboot

I keep my workspace on a separate NTFS drive. Is it possible to instantly take snapshots (using COW) and restore them instantly too? The free space on the same filesystem is supposed to be used for ...
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Ubuntu Cron ec2-create-snapshot

I have a new ec2 Ubuntu instance running. I have properly set up the ec2-api tools. I want to create a daily backup using the ec2-create-snapshot command. Just to test it, I have my script, which is ...
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What's the diffrence between snapshot-create and snapshot-create-as in virsh kvm?

On my virtualization system there are some VMs. One of them was aimed for testing some services on it. So in this case I need to have the first state of that VM. I searched for a solution found the ...
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Creating a Snapshot of a Windows 7 System [duplicate]

Is there a way to create a snapshot of a Windows 7 system? My goal is to be able to save the current state of my Windows 7 OS, on external storage, and be able to restore it on the same hardware in ...
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How to save state of ubuntu installation in vmware

I want to save the state of ubuntu 13.10 in vmware virutal machine, so I can rollback to previous state if any further configuration i ubuntu goes wrong?
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Snapshot a desktop

I may be trying to do something that is not possible, but I would like to "snapshot" my desktop every 30min or every hour (Windows 7 Pro). I work with VMware's snapshot ability which has saved me in ...
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Full BTRFS partition unusable

I have an extremely critical set of circumstances. I installed snapper on my Fedora 20 box. It created around 20 snapshots. My btrfs partition is now full of snapper subvolumes. My partition became ...
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Executing several snapshots of one VMWare

I have set up a VM with several snapshots. The size is quite large (~40 GB). Now I would like to run several tests on that operating system, but it seems VMWare Workstation 8.0.6 can only execute one ...
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Restoring the exact state of a linux install to a different laptop with different sized drives and other hardware

I have a computer running LInux that has already been used and settled into, with packages installed, browser profiles, etc, etc. The drive is 60gb, and it has a swap partition and an ext4 root ...
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Btrfs snapshot space and time overhead

Using btrfs-snapshot-rotation, I've setup a system to rotate snapshots so that it always has snapshots of: Each of the the last 24 hours Each of the last 30 days Each of the last 12 months. This ...
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Change the settings for a virtualbox snapshot which has children

I have a disk snapshot in virtualbox, which has some child shapshots, like so: + Snapshot: After install `--+ Snapshot: After updates | `--+ Snapshot: Installed some software `--+ Yet another child ...
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Script to schedule a program to open and automatically navigate to a window within the program

I need to take a scheduled snapshot of my computer screen once a day for data logging purposes. I work for a company, and this program that I need the data from has only 5 licences and cannot be left ...
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How can I “snapshot” an Ubuntu Server installation and deploy it to multiple other machines

I am a web developer and frequently have to set up and configure virtual machines and dedicated machines (almost always on Ubuntu Server installations). I was wondering if there was an effective and ...
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A few questions about windows 7 snapshots

I have been googling a while, but I am a bit confused about Microsoft VSS technology. Currently I am running Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit - everything patched to the latest versions. My system has one ...
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How to delete all snaphosts in Virtualbox?

I have till now everytime saved and loaded machine from snapshot, but my SSD disk now is full and I can't do anything. Snapshots folder are using 70 GB and what I want to do now is delete all ...
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VMWare Snapshot Cleanup

Running a Win7 VMware VM (Not ESXi) on WinXP. Now the C: driver is full and want to increase the size. I used the VMWare CLI vmware-vdiskmanager to increase the size. But it throwing an error message ...
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corrupted data in a write-through disk using a live snapshot in virtualbox

I have a linux guest with two disks for / and /home. /home is a write-through disk to keep data safe of snapshot restoring. The problem is that the live snapshot corrupts /home data when restoring ...
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Fedora 19: system snapshot

Today I've made an update for my Fedora 18 and get 19th version. On previous versions I had troubles with nvidia drivers (I have a laptop). Neither nvidia drivers from package nor from nvidia site ...
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Taking a snapshot of your HDD, so you can revert back to it anytime

I have an OS installed in VirtualBox and like how I can take a snapshot of the current state of the OS before making changes to it, from changing settings, to installing software, to applying updates, ...
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How to remove virtualbox VM with snapshots?

I have a VM with many snapshots. I don't need this machine anymore, and I need disk space. Snapshots eat a significant amount of disk space. But when I try to delete it by VirtualBox means - there is ...
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How to incrementally backup a partition (not as a bunch of files) and be able to mount the snapshots?

Is there any tools that allows this use case: I have a LVM2 partition vg-vol; I periodically create snapshots of it, save them (create_new_snapshot --directory=/media/external_storage/snapshots/ ...
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Quickest way to merge snapshots in VirtualBox?

I have vdi with quite a number of snapshots taken from it - say, 50 or 70 snapshots. I want to have one plain vdi with a current state. These snapshots take way too much disk space and are not needed ...
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Keyboard layout *image* creator

Is there a program for creating images of keyboard layouts? The program would be able to put a background image on each key but also provide its text. One could do it in Inkscape or such, but it would ...
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Taking Snapshot of running VM in VMWare

I am not able to see the "Take a snapshot of this virtual machine" enabled while the VM is running and active. It is found enabled only if the VM is powered off and not even when it is paused. I am ...
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Should I be using snapshots or clones for my purposes?

I have a VirtualBox machine representing a "clean" install of my OS. I would like to use this VM for several types of machines - one for simple games, one for programming, one for my audio editing. ...