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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: ...
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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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How to make user-friendly “time machine” with my LVM thin-provisioned partitions?

I have setup all of my partitions on LVM thin-provisioned device. In some article I've read that this allows me to make incremental snapshots in a simple manner - move back and forward between them. ...
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Expose ZFS snapshots to shadow copy

I have a linux server with a zfs file system that I share via SMB over a network. I take snapshots of the file system, and it works great locally. But I want to share these snapshots over the network ...
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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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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 create snapshots of your server for backup in Cent OS 5

I'm making the move from VPS to Dedicate server. Unfortunately, most dedicated servers do not provide server backups like managed VPS's do and I really like the piece of mind of having a backup of all ...
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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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Opening a .qcow2 snapshot image with Windows 7 to access files within this image

My virtual private server operator provided me a snapshot image of my CentOS 6.5 machine in .qcow2 format. While I can boot from this snapshot with QEMU within my Windows 7 environment, all I need is ...
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Can system images/backups be saved to a specific path/folder in Windows 7 professional?

Situation: I have a 500gb external hard drive and several computers. I would like to create system images for each computer and save them to their respective folders, PC-1, PC-2, etc.. Question: ...
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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, 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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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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Using VMware .sna / .hsh files to recreate a working system

I've been given four files that represent the hard disks from a Linux Centos 6 system running under VMware. My task is to get these running as a guest OS but I can't find anything about restoring ...
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Best practice for merging the *only* snapshot with a base VMDK file in VMware?

I have just done some work on a Debian Linux virtual machine in VMware Workstation 9.0. After finishing making my changes to the virtual machine, I created a snapshot and, instead of shutting down ...
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How to save and load app memory states/snapshots?

How do I save and load memory state of a specific application in Windows? Specifically, I'm interested in games that don't support game saves. So far I only found out one way to do this, and it's via ...
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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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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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Screenpresso - How to paste copied image after `copy image and file path`?

I have copied the image using the command Ctrl-C i.e. the copy image and file path option from the menu. How can I paste as copied image when I compose a new Gmail message? It nows just allows me to ...
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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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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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How to save/switch a computer's context/state

I often find myself with several windows opened for a specific project and need to work on a different project. So I have to close everything from project A (VMs, prompts, browsers, text-editors, ...
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Cannot open all .SNP snapshot files on Windows 7 x64

We receive .snp snapshot files from legacy MS Access databases out in the field. Our new Windows 7 x64 machines are running Office 2003 and the Snapshot Viewer (SNAPVIEW.EXE), however the vast ...
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VirtualBox - can I clone a snapshot?

I have a VirtualBox VM machine and I took a few snapshots. VirtualBox works on a Window7 x64 and plays a Window7 x64 system as well. Now I would like to clone the very first snapshot but I would ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to recover a file from a full lvm snapshot on linux or mount a full snapshot or extend a full snapshot

I have a feeling what I need is lost, but here is what I would like to accomplish. I setup a 5GB lvm snapshot of my root lvm, mounted it in my home directory, and then chrooted it so I could test and ...
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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 assign the correct drive letter during windows boots with snapshot

I´am using Drive Snapshot http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/restboot.htm to restore a windows image during windows reboot. I got the C:\ Partition and a CD-ROM drive. I copied the image on a external ...
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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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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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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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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. ...
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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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Is it possible to open someone's Xcode snapshot in my Xcode?

My boss sent me a Xcode Snapshot of the project that he is working on, but I don't know how to open it and I am not sure if it's possible to open it. Can someone teach me?
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How add USB device to a VirtualBox snapshot?

I need to repair 1TB HDD I was restoring it sector by sector with the Disk Genius from thr Hirens iso file ( ofcourse in VM ) for about 24 hours. Than I need to turn off the notebook so, I paused the ...
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Free Windows equivalent to .snapshot directory (from Linux)?

I'm sure there's demand for the simplicity of .snapshot-style recovery in Windows (of arbitrary directories, not just the registry). Is there any free software that does this? Or even paid? How about ...
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Using Linux LVM snapshots for system backups - “semop failed for cookie” error

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04, with the / partition in an encrypted LVM volume. /home is in the same logical volume. I'm trying to use the LVM snapshot functionality to enable time-consistent backups of ...
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Windows app to grab webcam snapshots?

I want to periodically capture an image from a webcam attached to a Windows PC, and upload it to a Linux server on the network (preferably FTP, could be SFTP or even Samba). The images have to be ...