Snapshot - Restoring an Oracle Virtual Box Snapshot

 

 

Restoring from a snapshot restores the operating system to a specific point in time.

To begin the process open Oracle Virtual Machine Manager.

 

 

Power Off the Virtual Machine

 

 The virtual machine must be powered off to restore a snapshot.

If the virtual machine is not powered off right-click on the machine you wish to restore.

From the menu select Close then Power OFF

 

Power OFF

 

The following warning message will display.

If you wish to continue select Power OFF

 

Power OFF warning message

 

 

 

Restore the Virtual Machine

 

Left-click on the machine you wish to restore.

 

 Selecting Snapshot machine

 

Left-click on the menu bar and select Snapshots. 

 

select menu bar and snapshots

 

On the right window select the snapshot you wish to restore.

 

select a snapshot

 

Prior to restoring  the snapshot, select the Properties icon above the top right wind and then the Attributes tab in the lower right

window to verify this is the snapshot you wish to restore.

Next, select the restore icon

 

restore icon

 

The next window asks if you wish to create a snapshot of the state of the current machine.  

 This will allow you to return to the current machine state.

If you wish to create a snapshot and select Restore.

If you do not wish to do create a snapshot remove the checkmark and select Restore.

 

 Create a snapshot before restoring

  

Restoring from a snapshot does not delete the snapshot.

You may restore from any snapshot multiple times.