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Re: Backup of a VMware virtual machine



On Nov 30, 2007 12:05 AM, Alan M. Evans <fedoralist alanevans org> wrote:
> > Is it possible to backup an entire VMware virtual machine?
>
> I do this all the time. Just tar up all the files in the VM's directory.
> It's a good idea to make sure that the VM is not currently open. I even
> moved a VM from my old work computer to the new one this way -- no
> problems at all.
>
> You could also clone the VM, but a cloned VM is not *exactly* the same
> as the original. (Vista will, for example, want to phone home for a
> fresh activation.)

Thanks! What is specifically the VM directory?

Paul


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