ID #1060

Snapshots

snapshots

What to do with current snapshot when the VM is powered off

 

snapshot.action = "keep"
this can be set with the gui: just power off

snapshot.action = "autoRevert"
this can be set with the gui: revert to snapshot

snapshot.action = "autoCommit"
this can be set with the gui: take a new snapshot

snapshot.action = "prompt"
this can be set with the gui: ask me

The silent-default for this option is
snapshot.action = "keep"

 



Set the path where snapshots are stored

workingDir = "F:\test"
workingdir = "..\..\suspend"

This parameter is available on all platforms.
Use it with care !
Related parameters in the vmx-file maybe required


suspend.Directory = "h:\suspend"
fileSearchPath = "..\..\suspend;h:\suspend;."

The filesearchPath allows more then one path - see syntax above.


 

Set the maximal number of snapshots that are allowed


snapshot.numSnapshots = "3"

Wonder why this is not available via the GUI ?
If the number of allowed snapshots is exceeded - an attempt to take another snapshot will display
a message.


 

Set the minimum required diskspace that must be available to take a snapshot

 

snapshot.minFreeSpace = "55000000000"

Wonder why this is not available via the GUI ?
You can set a value in bytes here - maybe useful to prevent automatic backup tools running amok and create snapshots en masse.


Tags: snapshot, vmx

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