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Optimizing and Troubleshooting: Hyper-V Storage by Mitch Tulloch

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Chapter 4. Virtual machine snapshots

Snapshots are a feature of Hyper-V that provide a quick and easy way to revert a virtual machine to an earlier state. This can be useful for example if you need to recreate a specific state or condition in order to troubleshoot a problem or demonstrate some functionality. Snapshots are mainly intended for use in development and test environments and are generally risky to use in production environments that use Active Directory. In this section Thomas Roettinger shows how to resolve an issue caused by a broken snapshot tree.

Understanding snapshots

Often when I talk to people they misunderstand the concept of a Hyper-V snapshot. They believe this is a backup function. But it is not! The functionality these people ...

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