This is how I use the VirtualBox snapshot option on my headless server. I use this feature for creating a restore point for a critical mail server upgrade I will soon post about. Because I will use this option more often it comes handy when recorded somewhere.
- Debian 6.0.6 “Squeeze”
- Virtualbox 4.1.22-80657
See the Virtualbox snapshot syntax below
VBoxManage snapshot <uuid>|<name> take <name> [--description <desc>] [--pause] | delete <uuid>|<name> | restore <uuid>|<name> | restorecurrent | edit <uuid>|<name>|--current [--name <name>] [--description <desc>] | list [--details|--machinereadable] showvminfo <uuid>|<name>