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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why does rsnapshot not back up /var/lib/mysql/*?

In rsnapshot's config file I added /var/lib/mysql/ as another source directory to back up. But rsnapshot does not back it up. Why? /var/log/rsnapshot does not list a relevant warning. The owner of ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Parallels “Creating Snapshot” hangup

I am using Windows paralles with my mac and I began "creating snapshot" in my VM. But the process won't stop. Now if I startup the VM, I cannot quit parallels and also can't shutdown my computer ...
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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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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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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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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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Too many VMDK files on my windows VM

I have a windows vm with 60 GB disk running on VMWare Workstation. I see the total size of the folder containing is close to 115 GB. I had some 7 snapshots and though snapshots are the reason. Delete ...
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Can't mount logical volumen ACTIVE already mounted or /mnt busy

Scenario Proxmox 3 System up over net rescue system (also try up with normal disk) /dev/sdb disk missing LVM only show LVM Logical over disk sdb --- Logical volume --- LV Path ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...