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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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How best to compare huge directory trees

How can I compare directory trees of huge size? I am thinking a free tool to make a snapshot of the filesystem structure (listing of files and directories, their size & timestamps) would be ideal ...
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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 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 ...