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Pop quiz: VMware snapshots 101

VMware snapshots play an important part in backing up many virtual infrastructures, but how well do you understand how they work? Take this quiz to find out.

VMware snapshots are copies of Virtual Machine Disk files at a specific moment in time that allow admins to create multiple restore points for a virtual machine. Organizations can use snapshots to roll back a VM to a previous configuration in the case of a problem. But, do you know how VMware snapshots work or how to best use them without wasting precious storage space?

Take this short quiz to see how well you understand VMware snapshots.

This was first published in July 2012

Essential Guide

Best practices, tips and tools for VMware virtual recovery and backup

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