Easy Snapshot in VMware Mac OS X 10.15.7 PC/Laptop

How to Snapshot in Vmware? Taking Snapshot in VMware is a good habit. If you going to upgrade any software in your VMware Workstation don’t forget to take a screenshot of your Mac. Easy to Setup AutoProtect in VMware Workstation 16 pro.

In this post, we are explaining how to Snapshot in VMware Workstation 16 pro or any version of VMware. Any new or old mac user should have knowledge of how to Snapshot in VMware Mac OS X Laptop or Desktop – Setup AutoProtect.

Once again we want to confirm that this post is not only for Workstation 16 pros, it’s for all versions of VMware Workstation including earlier or upcoming too.

Snapshot help user to get back after any major changes in your system. Via snapshot managers, they can restore their data after crashes or corrupt their virtual machine. VMware snapshot has various options than other laptop or desktop virtualization software.

How to Snapshot in VMware Mac OS X Laptop or Desktop – Setup AutoProtect Option.

Easy guide Setup AutoProtect snapshot in VMware workstation 16 pro or earlier and upcoming version of VMware workstation. Read carefully how to Snapshot in VMWare Machine. And follow all instructions.

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Just press the right button of your mouse on your Virtual machine and click on “Snapshot Manager”. Or, you may directly go to the menu bar of Snapshot manager after selecting Virtual Machine. VM – > Snapshot Manager.

Here you can see the snapshots taken for your VM. In Snapshot Manager you can see restoring to a snapshot, making clone from a snapshot, and deleting snapshots options too.

Just give a single click on the AutoProtect button as shown below image.

AutoProtect in VMware

Check it did not click on this button (it’s on the default setting)?  It means AutoProtect snapshots are not working. Why AutoProtect snapshots are disabled on your VMware workstation. It’s because of the following reasons.

1) It’s disabled to save disk space of your VM.

Auto-taking Snapshots for every hour can consume more disk space on your virtual machine. This is Why AutoProtect Snapshot is disabled.

2) It’s disabled to avoid workload for your VM.

Taking a snapshot every hour will affect the physical part of your and virtual machine. As the Hard disk of your VM will be used heavily, the speed of your host and guest machine will be very slow.

3) AutoProtect Snapshot is not necessary for all VM.

No need to take an every-hour Snapshot for a normal Machine. Only weekly backup is enough for the home individual machine.

How to Enabled AutoProtect Snapshots on VMware Workstation 16 pro or 16.

After giving a simple click on the AutoProtect button you will need to “check into” the box showing ‘Enable AutoProtect’. To use more options follow the image given below.

VMware Snapshots Auto Protect

As you can see there are only three options available in the box. AutoProtect interval -> Half-Hourly, Hourly, and Daily. At the time of changing in setting in both “AutoProtect Interval and Maximum AutoProtect snapshots”, you will see information about your disk space. As shown in the reading box upper image.

It will change automatically when you change both “interval and Maximum.” And AutoProtect snapshot will automatically delete the rest of Snapshot to provide less disk space and good restore options.

Now, again go to snapshot manager and “check into” the box ‘Show AutoProtect snapshots’ to view the effect. As shown below image.

Easy Snapshot in VMware Mac OS X 10.15.7 PC/Laptop

Warning: To take AutoProtect snapshots you must be inactive to record and replay in your virtual machine. If record and replay are active AutoProtect snapshots will not work.

VMware is always recommended for setting up AutoProtect snapshots for those VM in which various changes happen rapidly. Like – critical and high processing machines. So, VMware never recommends we take snapshots manually.

As we don’t use critical and high processing machines. But for those people who are using Speed Disk {critical and high processing} machines, AutoProtect will save time on restoring the machine’s data. As they will get their snapshot without manual backups.

How To Delete Snapshot in VMware Or, Snapshot in VMWare Mac

Once again go to Snapshot Manager.

Here you will get the deleting Snapshot option.

You also get the option to make a clone from the snapshot. And restore the Snapshot option too.

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