Like Snapshots in Hyper-V? – Please read this

This is such a great ‘heads-up’ article.  Save yourself the pain and read this now.

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Like Snapshots in Hyper-V? – Please read this – A blog for the Tech Heads…

Like Snapshots in Hyper-V? – Please read this

Snapshots is nice to have, in fact very nice to have when running a virtual platform. In Hyper-V it is easy to do snap-shots and there are no problems, or is there something you should be aware of…

Yes, there is a a issue, it is not a bug but there is something you absolutely need to know, otherwise you will be in serious trouble. So lets here the story…

***article clipped – best practices recommended are below***

  1. If you use snapshot, delete them after you have done your job and turn OFF the virtual machine as soon as possible.
  2. Only use Snapshots as a temporary protection to be able to rollback, not as a backup solution.
  3. Watch disk space BEFORE shutting down a virtual machine
  4. Use fixed size disk for performance
  5. Use dynamic disk for LAB/Demo/Play/low performance
  6. If you use dynamic disk, be sure to monitor the disk

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Mikael Nystrom – TrueSec
MCT, MVP Windows Server – Setup/Deployment

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