Windows 10

Production Checkpoint in Windows 10

Q: What happens if you apply a "production snapshot" in Windows Server 10?

A: Windows Server 10 introduces a new checkpoint option. This production checkpoint—unlike traditional checkpoints, which capture the current disk, memory, and device state—calls the VSS component within the guest virtual machine to create an application-consistent backup (although the term data-consistent is also used), which creates a checkpoint consistent with the state that would be the result if a backup were taken. Because the data stored in the checkpoint is now application-consistent, there's no need to also save the memory and device state. This means that if a production snapshot is applied, the virtual machine will start from a powered-off state and boot from that consistent disk point.

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