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Can you make a copy of a VM that has Checkpoints on it? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Rather than build another image from the bottom up, I have one VM which is an 1803 Standard Software image.

    Now I need to make another image, which is an 1803 Standard Software image with lots of other things. It's easier to put them on the VM than try to install them later.

    What all do I need to do to get a duplicate copy of this VM (VHDX) to be a copy that I can build upon?
    Thanks

    Thursday, November 14, 2019 7:12 PM

All replies

  • If I understand correctly what you're after *and* if you're using Hyper-V, an export should do the trick.

    Evgenij Smirnov

    http://evgenij.smirnov.de

    Thursday, November 14, 2019 10:54 PM
  • Yes,You can export the VMs with checkpoint and use the same after importing. 
    Friday, November 15, 2019 6:49 AM
  • So in order to export with checkpoints, do I click on the main (upper VM name) and export...and it exports everything, or do I click on the latest checkpoint below and select export?

    I do guess that's a silly questions because I don't need all the older editions, just the latest Checkpoint, so I will first go with clicking the most recent checkpoint and doing an export of that and see.

    Friday, November 15, 2019 1:06 PM
  •  so I will first go with clicking the most recent checkpoint and doing an export of that and see.

    This will, however, export the most recent checkpoint and not the current state, i.e. you'll lose the changes made AFTER the most recent checkpoint was created.

    Evgenij Smirnov

    http://evgenij.smirnov.de

    Friday, November 15, 2019 1:58 PM
  • Well now I'm confused. I thought the most recent checkpoint WAS the current state.

    And in regard to future changes, I can simply create new checkpoints there on forward.

    Correct?

    Friday, November 15, 2019 2:01 PM
  • Yes for any changes or save Virtual Machine state you always need to create a checkpoints.

    Check the Articles available

    https://askme4tech.com/create-new-virtual-machine-hyper-v-checkpoint

    I will suggest you to simply play with these things then you will be most clear... 

    Friday, November 15, 2019 2:24 PM
  • Well now I'm confused. I thought the most recent checkpoint WAS the current state.

    And in regard to future changes, I can simply create new checkpoints there on forward.

    Correct?

    The green arrow in the checkpoint tree denoting the current state isn't a checkpoint :-)

    Evgenij Smirnov

    http://evgenij.smirnov.de

    Friday, November 15, 2019 2:47 PM
  • So then to be perfectly clear.....if I want to make an exact duplicate VM, with all of the latest updates to it,
    what am I exporting - the initial VM created or the last checkpoint created?
    Friday, November 15, 2019 2:59 PM
  • You shut it down and export the current state, i.e. the VM.

    Evgenij Smirnov

    http://evgenij.smirnov.de

    Friday, November 15, 2019 3:16 PM