When you create a virtual machine, the settings and state of the hard drive and configuration can be saved. These save points, called snapshots, can be restored at any point to bring a virtual machine back to a previous state. Multiple snapshots can be created in a tree pattern to allow multiple restoration points.
- [Voiceover] VMware Fusion supports snapshots…which capture the status of your VM…at a specific point in time…that allows you to restore it back to the point…with just a few clicks.…This is helpful if you need…to revert back to a fresh installation,…test the installation of risky software,…or if you had a fatal error that you need to rollback…to a previous state to recover from.…To have some fun with this, let's get a little retro.…This VM is running Windows 3.1 on top of MS-DOS.…Windows 3.1 was released in 1993…and it represented the true mainstream adoption of Windows…on consumer personal computers.…
The thing that Windows and DOS had back then though…is that it was easy to mess up your system…if you didn't know what you were doing.…So, we're gonna do exactly that, destroy the OS…and then recover to a previous point.…I first need to create the initial snapshot.…I just finished installing DOS in Windows 3.1…and I can save it at this point…so I can go back to a fresh installation.…To do this, I'm gonna open the Snapshot Manager.…
- Installing VMware Fusion 8
- Setting up virtual machines
- Setting up a custom virtual machine
- Setting up file sharing
- Managing virtual snapshots