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== Snapshots ==
 
== Snapshots ==
 
Snapshot Differencing Disk file (AVHD)
 
Snapshot Differencing Disk file (AVHD)
 
Also see [http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/6257.manually-merge-avhd-to-vhd-in-hyper-v.aspx]
 
  
 
== See Also ==
 
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VHD_(file_format) VHD (file format)], by Wikipedia
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VHD_(file_format) VHD (file format)], by Wikipedia
 
* [http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb676673.aspx Virtual Hard Disk Image Format Specification], by Microsoft, October 2006
 
* [http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb676673.aspx Virtual Hard Disk Image Format Specification], by Microsoft, October 2006
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* [http://blogs.msdn.com/b/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2008/03/11/virtual-machine-snapshotting-under-hyper-v.aspx Virtual Machine Snapshotting under Hyper-V]
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* [http://www.msserveradmin.com/hyper-v-snapshot-files-avhd-and-vhd-what-the/ Hyper-V SnapShot Files – AVHD and VHD? What The ?]
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* [http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/6257.manually-merge-avhd-to-vhd-in-hyper-v.aspx Manually Merge .avhd to .vhd in Hyper-V]
  
 
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[[Category:File Formats]]

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Used by:

  • Microsoft Virtual PC
  • Microsoft Virtual Server
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server

Image types

There are multiple types of Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) images:

  • Fixed-size hard disk image; the image contains all data
  • Dynamic-size (or sparse) hard disk image; the image contains used data only
  • Differencing (or delta) hard disk image; the image contains changes relative to its parent image

Snapshots

Snapshot Differencing Disk file (AVHD)

See Also

External Links

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