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Re: Virtual Machines: Newbie / novice questions

On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 11:10:00PM +0200, deloptes wrote:
> Mark Fletcher wrote:
> > On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 12:57:57PM -0400, RavenLX wrote:
> >> On 05/17/2017 12:42 PM, craigswin wrote:
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >On 05/17/2017 06:03 AM, RavenLX wrote:
> >> 
> There are the so called snapshots, which you can make and then include in
> your back up.  No need to down the VM.
> There is also generally no problem with licenses after reinstall as soon as
> you have your activation key or the OEMs disks/dvds. On most computers sold
> with windows the key is a sticker somewhere at the back, bottom or
> whatever.

I may be wrong but I don't think snapshots can be scheduled, but rather 
must be initiated -- so not really suitable for an automated backup 
solution. And as the conventional wisdom goes, if a backup isn't 
automated, you're not doing a backup.

Maybe you could use a scheduled vboxmanage command to do the snapshot, I 
suppose. But what happens to concurent changes the guest makes to itself 
while it is being snapshotted -- the snapshot presumably takes a finite 
amount of time?


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