O'Reilly logo

Instant VMware Player for Virtualization by Kevin L. Sapp

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Backing up Windows 8 virtual machine (Simple)

As with most computer devices, the best step to protect your data is to make sure that you back it up on a regular basis. The simplest method is to back up the virtual machine's host directory and, in the event of a disaster, you would just restore those files. However, you should never back up a virtual machine while it is in a powered state. First, either suspend or shut down the virtual machine before backing up its directory. If you cannot power off the virtual system, or would like to just back up the data, then treat the virtual machine as you would treat a physical machine. Use a third-party backup solution such as Norton Symantec or Avamar Backup to ensure that the system backup is performed ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required