When you enable background snapshots, you can continue working while Workstation Pro preserves the state of a virtual machine. A progress indicator for the background snapshot appears in a corner of the Workstation Pro window.
Important: Enabling background snapshots for a host with slow hard disks can adversely affect performance. If you experience significant performance problems when taking or restoring snapshots, disable background snapshots.
On a Linux host, run Workstation Pro as the root user. Only root users are allowed to change background snapshot settings.
- Select .
- On the Priority tab, select Take snapshots in the background.
- Click OK to save your changes.
- Restart the virtual machines.
Virtual machines must be powered off and then powered on, rather than restarted, for background snapshot changes to take effect.