By Fundi Maseko
How to backup virtual machines for free.
Virtual machines are very handy, but like any computer system, they can go wrong. Files become corrupted and hardware fails. If this happens to you and you haven’t performed a backup recently, you could end up losing a lot of essential data. Here is our guide to backing up virtual machines, and more importantly, how you can do it for free using free VM software.
Use Virtual Machines?
A virtual machine is a copy of an operating system or software program. It looks the same and can run applications just like a regular computer. The only difference is that it needs a ‘host’ computer. There are different ways to set up a virtual machine such as creating a partition on a hard-drive. There are also different types of virtual machines, with system VMs and process VMs the ones most often used.
Most people use virtual machines to try out new operating systems or retain an old one so they can still use old software applications and games and develop new software. VMs can also be used to execute potentially dangerous software, such as malware.
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Source:: IT News Africa