Defining Hyper-V snapshots and SCVMM checkpoints

I’ve been doing a lot of work with Microsoft’s Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), and System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). Hyper-V Manager is the free management tool for Hyper-V virtual machines and, for many situations, it is good enough to administer a very small virtual infrastructure. SCVMM is a broader management solution, and it works with Hyper-V clusters.

There is a difference between a Hyper-V snapshot and a SCVMM checkpoint. Read this in my latest TechRepublic tip.


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  1. […] some rethinking. First of all, these backups and replications are executed without a checkpoint (SCVMM term or snapshot in Hyper-V talk). Once you get your head around Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS), you’ll quickly see that a few […]


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