You can configure snapshots so that Workstation Pro preserves states only for certain virtual disks.
In certain configurations, you might want to revert some disks to a snapshot while other disks retain all changes. For example, you might want a snapshot to preserve a disk with the operating system and applications, but always keep the changes to a disk with documents.
Power off the virtual machine.
Delete existing snapshots.
- Select the virtual machine and select .
- On the Hardware tab, select the drive to exclude and click Advanced.
- Select Independent and select the disk mode.
Changes are immediately and permanently written to the disk. Disks in persistent mode behave like conventional disks on a physical computer.
Changes to the disk are discarded when you power off or restore a snapshot. In nonpersistent mode, a virtual disk is in the same state every time you restart the virtual machine. Changes to the disk are written to and read from a redo log file that is deleted when you power off or reset the virtual machine.