I’ve previously blogged about the Confusion Over Hyper-V and “Snapshots”. Well, Microsoft listened to the feedback. A snapshot is now called … a checkpoint. The benefits of this name change:
- It matches VMM
- This should end the confusion with VSS snapshots and SAN snapshots … and hopefully stop people from thinking that a Checkpoint is for backup …. IT IS NOT A BACKUP MECHANISM! (Yes, there are people who think this).
There is a PowerShell cmdlet called Checkpoint-VM to create a checkpoint … the thinking in the Hyper-V team in WS2012 was that you checkpointed a VM. I can’t say I agreed with that thought process There are other PowerShell cmdlets too:
They still use the term “snapshot”. I don’t know if that will be changed or aliases will be used (for script backwards compatibility). I hope something is done to keep things consistent but I doubt there’s much time left for anything to be done in the R2 release.