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Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator Cookbook by Andreas Baumgarten, Samuel Erskine, Steven Beaumont

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Working with Virtual Machine snapshots (Create, Delete, and Revert)

It is a common recommended practice to perform a checkpoint (also referred to as a snapshot) of the virtual machine before performing tasks on the operating system or applications running on the virtual machine.

Performing checkpoints before a maintenance task (install/update/configuration change) provides you with the option to revert the VMs to the specific point in time before the task was initiated.

However, checkpoints do have associated risks. Checks may be accidentally applied causing the VMs to revert to an undesired state! Another risk is disk usage due to multiple checkpoints (each check point requires disk space).

This recipe will show you how to use the SCVMM activities ...

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