Backup: How to create a HyperV checkpoint

Hyper-V specifically provides hardware virtualization. That means each virtual machine runs on virtual hardware. It lets you create virtual hard drives, virtual switches, and a number of other virtual devices all of which can be added to virtual machines. Virtualization allows you to run software that requires older versions of Windows or non-Windows operating systems, experiment with other operating systems, and makes it very easy to create and remove different operating systems. You can also test software on multiple operating systems using multiple virtual machines. With Hyper-V, you can run them all on a single desktop or laptop computer. These virtual machines can be exported and then imported into any other Hyper-V system, including Azure.

Checkpoint makes a snapshot of the virtual machine and virtual machine memory state but is not a full backup of the VM. 

Steps: Right click on the VM or on the right pane under the Server settings,
– Click on Checkpoint

– The status of the machine will be displayed as creating Checkpoint and the percentage will be displayed as well.

and under the Action pane (under the server settings, you will have the ability to cancel creating Checkpoint.

After the successful creation of the checkpoint, the virtual machine checkpoint window pops up, stating the Production checkpoint is created as shown below.

Now you will be able to view the checkpoint created under the checkpoint window.

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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