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Automatically create snapshot before launching VirtualBox VM?

Does anyone have a script or know how to write one to automatically take a snapshot of a VM before launching it for use?
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Taking snapshot of entire OS

I was wondering if anyone knew of free software to take an OS snapshot. Something that would also compare and list the differences between the two different snapshots.
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VirtualBox machine with two disks - How to create/restore snapshots for only one?

I have a Linux virtual machine with two disks, one is mounted as / and the other one as /home. I'd like to take a snapshot of / but not of /home so that I can later come back to a clean system and ...
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When does a VirtualBox snapshot actually happen

I spend a lot of my job writing documentation for the installation of software on my employer's servers. Sometimes this is quite complicated, so I do the initial work inside a virtual machine running ...
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VirtualBox: How to restore a deleted configuration file?

Somehow a lot of things went wrong with VirtualBox. The configuration-file (which is an xml-file) was cleared, because there was most probably no space left on the disk. The harddisk file was lost in ...
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How to prevent VirtualBox VM crashing into “Aborted” when resuming it from a snapshot with running OpenGL application inside?

When I try snapshot/restore-state in VirtualBox 4.0.4, it works. Hovewer, if I try restoring snapshot when some OpenGL-enabled application is running inside VM, VM crashes immediately after starting. ...
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NTFS “Restore previous versions”

My harrowing experience over the past 24 hours: Windows 7 installation hosed after bluetooth driver install. Attempting to recover using restore points via "Repair" on the bootable Windows 7 ...
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Do virtualisation snapshots confuse Windows Activation

I have a Vista guest running inside VirtualBox on an Ubuntu host. Suppose I take a snapshot, apply a patch, and then run the snapshot again (effectively the same as reverting the patch) am I likely ...
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How to make a redundant desktop system with daily snapshots? (Is btrfs ready for use?)

I want to configure a desktop system in which the home filesystem would be redundant (e.g. RAID-1), and would have weekly snapshots taken. I've already done this with ZFS, the snapshot system is ...
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virtualbox snapshot size

I've started using Windows 7 under VirtualBox on an Ubuntu 10.10 host. I took about 6 snapshots over the course of setting up the VM from the Windows restore image that came with the computer. My ...
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Is there a Snipping tool for WIndows XP

Is there a tool available for Windows XP which is similar to the Snipping Tool for Windows 7?
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Virtualbox errors and missing snapshots

I really hope someone can help me here as otherwise I've lost a lot of files :( I thought I'd move my VDI to my SSD drive to gain better performance. Now it seems to have reverted to it's original ...
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Drive images backup in Linux

I have a linux server, and i want to make an image of the whole drive in real-time, like acronis does.
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Taking snapshots of filesystem/volume in Windows 7?

I'm developing an Windows 7 image for deploying onto a bunch of computers. As I install the software, I like to take a snapshot from time to time in case one piece of software makes a mess of things. ...
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Sharing VirtualBox snapshots

Is it possible to "share" a VirtualBox snapshot? I have a "baseline" VirtualBox machine, and I would like to be able to take a snapshot, and send it to another user which has the same baseline ...
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where does xenserver keep vm snapshots?

I'm ssh'd into the xenserver and trying to locate the snapshots using "find /scripts | grep -i string" where string is what I called the snapshot when I took it in xencenter. This method doesn't work, ...
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Auto deleting files when Windows restarts

I remember Norton having an addon that lets say I do a clean reinstall of Windows and set that starting point - and no matter what I install, once I restart all the newly addons are gone and the os ...
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Create system snapshot to use applications that are not installed

Sorry if the title doesn't really give an overview of what this is. I need an application that can do a system snapshot. Here's the story. I have deepfreeze installed right now. And its activated. If ...
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virtual machine snapshot vs windows system restore

I have a VM of windows 7 using VMware Fusion. I would like to use it to test software (betas etc) and want to be able to roll back after trialing. What is better; using VM snapshots, or using the ...
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Virtualbox, merging snapshots and base disk

I have a virtual machine with about 30 snapshots in branches. The current development path is 22 snapshots plus the base disk. The amount of files is seemingly having an impact now on IO and the dev ...
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SVS app virtualization for Mac OS X?

Is there something similar to Altiris (now Symatec) Software Virtualization Suite for Mac OS X? Or just a possibility to "revert" all changes a app/installer made to the filesystem? Thanks
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Is there a way to snapshot a running process to disk to restore it later?

I usually work with a lot of instances of visual studio open to different projects, I was wondering if there is a way to snapshot/hibernate a running process to disk instead of closing it so that I ...
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How do I change the snapshots directory in VirtualBox on Windows?

I have a SSD Hard drive representing C:\, which is only 30GB. Therefore, I install all my (non-critical) apps on my large G:\ drive. My VirtualBox installation is on G:\, as well as the hard ...
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How to copy only VM changes in VMware to another physical machine

How can I use VMware Workstation to copy only changes to a VM to another physical machine, rather than recopying the entire VM every time? Can I just copy the snapshot files, if the second physical ...
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How can I create consistent snapshots of tmpfs?

How can I create consistent snapshots of tmpfs or any RAM disks?
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Can I create a new virtual machine and use a snapshot instead of installing it in VirtualBox?

Last time when I created a virtual machine in VirtualBox I took a snapshot after the installation of the operating system had finished. Now I want to create a new virtual machine with the same ...
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Can I “branch” VirtualBox snapshots (base multiple VM on the same disk image + separate diffs)?

I keep multiple VirtualBoxes for different projects. They are all running the same Debian base system. Keeping complete copies of all the disk images is getting expensive. Is there a way that I can ...
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How do I go back to a snapshot in VirtualBox?

I've made three snapshots on VirtualBox virtual machine (winxp). I want to go back to Snapshot 2. If I click on "Snapshot 2" and click Start, it goes back to the current state. I can click on ...
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Compare huge directory trees

I am looking for a free tool to make a snapshot of the filesystem structure (listing of files and directories, their size & timestamps) and can compare it to another one made later. treecomp ...
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Virtual disk with “undo support” for testing?

To speed up my testing, I need to prepare a disk with some files, do some operations on disk (modify files, create new files...), and return back to clean state (before doing operations) quickly. I ...
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What is snapshot utility in Xcode?

I have seen the option of snapshot option in the File menu of Xcode. But I don't know what it means. Where can the snapshot option can be used? Why would this option be used? Advantages of using ...
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How to port VirtualBox machines with the recent snapshot?

I've ported a 'hard disk' using the 'clonehd' advice given on How to easily port VirtualBox machines? But it's not at the latest state, it's probably before any 'snapshot' was taken. I have only ...
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How hard is it to set up a versioning file system, like NetApp's “snaptshots”?

In the university, I really liked it that each directory had a sub-directory named .snapshot that I could use to restore previous versions of my files. The .snapshot directory had subdirectories named ...