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== Snapshots ==
 
== Snapshots ==
Snapshot Differencing Disk file (AVHD)
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Hyper-V has functionality to create snapshots.
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These snapshots are stored in Snapshot Differencing Disk (AVHD) files.
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The snapshot can be interdependent on one-another, because they are differential images of the previous snapshot.
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==

Revision as of 11:48, 14 September 2012

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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

Hyper-V has functionality to create snapshots.

These snapshots are stored in Snapshot Differencing Disk (AVHD) files.

The snapshot can be interdependent on one-another, because they are differential images of the previous snapshot.

See Also

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Snapshots