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Snapshots in a Process Tree
Another way to use snapshots is shown in the following figure. Here, instead of saving each step of a process in a single long sequence, you are saving a number of sequences, as branches from a single baseline. This strategy is often used in testing software, for example. You can take a snapshot before installing different versions of a program to ensure each different installation begins from an identical baseline.
Snapshots as restore points in a process tree
VMware Workstation supports over 100 snapshots per branch in a process tree.
Relationship Between Snapshots
The relationship between snapshots is like parent to child.