How to apply checkpoints using Hyper V

 

One of the great benefits to virtualization is the ability to easily save the state of a virtual machine. In Hyper-V this is done through the use of virtual machine checkpoints. If a system change were to cause an issue, the virtual machine can be reverted to the state at which it was when then checkpoint was taken using applying checkpoints.

Applying checkpoints:

If you want to revert your virtual machine to a previous point-in-time, you can apply an existing checkpoint following the below steps using Hyper-V Manager:

  1. In Hyper-V Manager, under Virtual Machines, select the virtual machine.
  2. In the Checkpoints section, right-click the checkpoint that you want to use and click Apply.1.png
  3. A dialog box appears with the following options:

 

    • Create Checkpoint and Apply: Creates a new checkpoint of the virtual machine before it applies the earlier checkpoint.
    • Apply: Applies only the checkpoint that you have chosen. You cannot undo this action.
    • Cancel: Closes the dialog box without doing anything.

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