Save state(.sav) and snapshots in different path

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Save state(.sav) and snapshots in different path

Postby jor4ir » 5. Dec 2017, 09:46

Hi, Can I make Save state(.sav) file and snapshots in different path? e.g. .sav is stroed in D:\sav and snapshots are in E:\Snaphosts. Thanks.
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Re: Save state(.sav) and snapshots in different path

Postby socratis » 5. Dec 2017, 09:57

No. The snapshots and the saved state files are stored in the same location, as set in the VM preferences. That can be different from where the main HD is stored, but snapshots and saved state files go together.
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Re: Save state(.sav) and snapshots in different path

Postby mpack » 5. Dec 2017, 10:14

I suspect that underlying this question is a more basic misunderstanding.

If you resent the space taken by snapshots on the default drive then the best solutions are (a) stop using snapshots, or (b) move the entire VM to a different drive (see Howto: Move a VM).

It is not a good idea to scatter the contents of a VM folder all over the shop, it will make it well nigh impossible to make backups or otherwise move VMs e.g. to new hosts.
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Re: Save state(.sav) and snapshots in different path

Postby jor4ir » 7. Dec 2017, 05:23

socratis wrote:No. The snapshots and the saved state files are stored in the same location, as set in the VM preferences. That can be different from where the main HD is stored, but snapshots and saved state files go together.

Understand :D .
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