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VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide by Alfonso V Romero

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Time for action—saving the state of your Ubuntu virtual machine by taking a snapshot

In this exercise, I'll show you how to use the Snapshots feature to save the state of a Linux Ubuntu virtual machine by taking a snapshot, deleting some important system files so it can't boot anymore, and then reverting those changes back to the state before deleting those system files so it can boot again, like nothing ever happened!

  1. Start your UbuntuVB virtual machine and select Machine | Take Snapshot from the VirtualBox menu.
  2. The Take Snapshot of Virtual Machine dialog will show up. Type Before deleting bin folder in the Snapshot Name field, and This snapshot is to test if VirtualBox can revert the virtual machine back to the state before deleting the bin ...

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