Difference Disks = Win

Huge thanks to Reza Alirezaei for his series of posts on creating your own time bombed VM.

After reading that I thought to myself, ‘hey, I could use that technique to keep a set of different VMs across multiple projects with the same base set up’.

After a couple of hours of installing, configuring and tinkering with a base MOSS Dev VM followed by 20 minutes of setting up difference disks I now have a shiny new set of VMs running off a common base.

If you’re anything like me and love working with virtual machines I strongly suggest that you look at this technique, it’s saved me a good deal of disk space and lowered the time to set up a new development environment to but a few minutes

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