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How to Restore a Virtual Machine to a Checkpoint

Use the following procedure to restore a virtual machine—including its guest operating system, application settings, and application data files—to its state when a checkpoint was created.

When you restore a virtual machine to a checkpoint, user files on the virtual machine are restored to their previous state. To avoid loss of user data, if the virtual machine has been in use since the checkpoint was created, be sure to back up the data files before you restore the virtual machine.

To restore a virtual machine to a checkpoint
  1. In Virtual Machines view, expand All Hosts in the navigation pane, and then navigate to the host on which the virtual machine is deployed.

  2. In the results pane, select the virtual machine, and then, in the Actions pane, click Manage checkpoints.

  3. In the Manage Checkpoints dialog box, click the checkpoint that you want to restore the virtual machine to, and then click Recover.

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