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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.