How to Take and Use Snapshots on VirtualBox?

In this article, I am going to show you how to take and use snapshots on VirtualBox. If you don’t how to take snapshots on VirtualBox then you are in the right place, With Snapshots you can create a checkpoint for your virtual machine (VM) and when the time your virtual machine is damaged then you can use that snapshots to bring back everything in their place and restore to that checkpoint. There are a lot of benefits to snapshots, now follow below step by step to learn how to take and use snapshots on VirtualBox.

Take and Use Snapshots on VirtualBox

While you are using the virtualization technology, no matter if it’s on a platform like VMware, VirtualBox or any other application. It’s always necessary to take snapshots of your virtual machine (VM) because whenever something happens to your VM then you will lose your file and it will be too time wasting to reinstall and create a new VM. So one the benefits of taking snapshots are to save your time, and so easy for anyone to restore and get their brand new VM by restoring their snapshots. Follow below to learn how to take and use snapshots on VirtualBox.

Taking a Snapshots

Step #1. You can take snapshots while the virtual machine (VM) is running on VirtualBox. So click on Machine tab and choose Take snapshot or simply just press Host + T from your Keyboard.

Note: The Host button depends on your VirtualBox settings, by default the Host key is Right Ctrl.

How to Take and Use Snapshots on VirtualBox?

Take Snapshots

Step #2. Type any name for the snapshot and write down some information in the Description, to easy recognize that which snapshot is this. Finally, click OK.

How to Take and Use Snapshots on VirtualBox?

Name Snapshots

Step #3.  Wait for the snapshot to be complete and when it’s 100% then you are done and the snapshot is captured.

How to Take and Use Snapshots on VirtualBox?

Saving Snapshots

Restoring To a Snapshots

Step #1. To restore to a snapshot, select your virtual machine (VM) and click on Snapshots Tab.

How to Take and Use Snapshots on VirtualBox?

Snapshots Tab

Step #2. Now here, choose the snapshot that you want to restore to that and right-click on that and select Restore snapshot.

How to Take and Use Snapshots on VirtualBox?

Restore Snapshot

Step #3. Click again on Restore button when the pops come to confirm it. You can create a snapshot of the current state of the virtual machine, by checking the box of Create a snapshot of the current machine state and, if, you, do not then you will lose you current state permanently.

How to Take and Use Snapshots on VirtualBox?

Confirm Restore

Step #4.While the machine is running then the snapshot will begin to restore and when it’s 100% completed you will get your VM like, it was when the snapshot was taken.

How to Take and Use Snapshots on VirtualBox?

Restoring Snapshots

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