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Centos 7 virt manager snapshot taking too long to load

What could be wrong? Everytime I save a snapshot, when I load it, it's very very fast, in less than a minute it loads... but after a few days, the load takes too long, sometimes more than 20, 25 ...
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Using vlc to batch generate snapshots say every 2-3 minutes or os?

Is there a way to batch generate snapshots every 2-3 minutes or so in Debian. I have a video of approximately 15 minutes and while I could use hotekey 's' to manually generate snapshots . Using vlc 2....
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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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snapshot of physical PC for running in virtualbox

I have seen and read several posts about converting the hard drive of a physical PC to a virtual disk that can later be run in a virtual machine. But each of those posts and answers referred only to ...
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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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Can I backup a running virtualbox Virtual machine?

I am currently running a time consuming python script on a virtual machine(It has been running for ~95 hours at the moment). I have no idea how long it will take to complete and am running it on a VM ...
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How to create a snapshot of current ubuntu installed programs, so that I can copy it to another fresh installation of ubuntu?

I have some installed programs on Ubuntu on my remote server (which I have root access to it). Now I need to install a fresh Ubuntu on some other machine/server, and I don't want to go through ...
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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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Snapper: Create snapshot as non-root

Is there a way (using OpenSUSEs snapper) to create a snapshot as a non-root user? I.e. executing (as a normal user): $ snapper -c foo-config create I already followed the instructions from the ...
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Debian, installing specific version of PHP still installs latest

I followed the following topic to install a given PHP version on Debian Jessie (PHP 5.3.8 which I need): PHP 5.3.10 on Debian Jessie I found the archive package here: http://snapshot.debian.org/...
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Deleting Snapshots from LinkedClone Corrupts other LinkedClones

I am currently having a problem in which I have 3 LinkedClones created from the same parent snapshot. The tasks I do consists of creating a lot of snapshots per virtual machine, therefore having the ...
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Could not find an open hard disk with UUID {…} on VirtualBox 4.1.2

Guest: Ubuntu Guest VM Name: WordpressThemeDevBox Host: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate VirtualBox Version: 4.1.2 r73507 I shut off my guest and removed the Current State snapshot using the Restore ...
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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 to make (and restore) an application snapshot in runtime?

I'm trying to make a snapshot of a running application, in runtime, and restore it afterwards. By 'snapshot' I mean complete state of my application - I suppose that's just memory pages and CPU ...
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BTRFS - Revert to snapshot

I have disk with btrfs file system which is mounted on root directory. $ sudo btrfs subvol show /media/qkiz/Corsair/ /media/qkiz/Corsair is btrfs root On this this root is a snapshot. $ sudo ...
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Deleting Snapshots in VirtualBox

I created a snapshot, in VirtualBox (VBox), and then found it in my HDD. So I deleted it in the folder structure. I saw it was still there when I opened VBox, so tried to remove it but got an error. ...
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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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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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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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Error occurrs while configuring Snapper on Btrfs file system

I am getting an error while trying to configure snapper on Fedora 23. My root partition is btrfs, and I have installed the snapper package. The error is occurring when I initially try to create the ...
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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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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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KVM / Qemu Virtualization Live-Snapshot

im running an Ubuntu 14.04 Host with KVM/Qemu (libvirt) as virtualization host. Now im here to ask for the best practise about creating snaphots for the whole VMs. i read much about a Live-Snapshot ...
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How to save the state of a Ubuntu install? (get a snapshot)

I don't know if the terminology as in "snapshot" is correct for this, if not, please, feel free to correct me. Is there a way that I can, like "save" the state of my linux install, like an image, so ...
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Take snapshot when powering off

I am using my banking software in a VM and it's critical that I take a snapshot when shutting down the virtual PC. This worked fine in VMWare 10, but in VMWare 12 I get the warning Value "...
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Restore snapshot after linux crash

situation: My linux does not work anymore after a particular event How I can prevent such things? I mean if I somehow will create linux snapshots every week, how I can do this? and how to roll up ...
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Change wallpaper of instance when creating a snapshot

I'm working with Eucalyptus and OpenStack, and I'm having the same problem in both clouds. Everything I say applies to both clouds. I have an instance running, and I added several files and installed ...
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comparing between two VM snapshots?

I already know some programs can compare between two snapshots but they only work on my real machine but I want to know how to know the difference between two virtual machine snapshots Example : -&...
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Cloning an LVM2 thin pool with all the snapshots

Need to clone a 400gb pool onto another machine. Will this work? First I collect the data about the existing pool: [root@oktest-prod-db-2 ~]# lvdisplay --units B vg_oktestdb2/pool --- Logical ...
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How to rollback a specific directory in ZFS snapshot?

Is it possible to rollback to a certain directory within a snapshot? For example, given the snapshot tank/home@snapshot_week_01 can I rollback to something like tank/home/louis@snapshot_week_01 ...
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Delete VirtualBox snapshot's running state

I have several VirtualBox snapshots depending in an tree-like hierarchy. Some of them however are saved running. How can I drop the running state and just keep the harddisk state of snapshots inside ...
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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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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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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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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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Creating disk snapshots in Windows 7

Does anyone know of a command or tool to create disk snapshots on Windows 7 (client SKU)? I see vssadmin.exe has a "create shadow" option, but that's available only on server SKUs: http://technet....
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Alternative To Altiris SVS For OS X?

Is there an alternative to Altiris S.V.S. (Altiris Software Virtualization Suite) for OS X? Something that can revert all changes an application has made to the system.
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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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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 ...