4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 18, 2007 7:03 PM by Pbryanw

    Why does Fusion 1.1 restore my VM in two steps?

    Pbryanw Enthusiast

      This has only started happening since moving to Leopard and Fusion 1.1.

       

      When I first restore a Windows XP Virtual Machine the "restoring Virtual Machine state" box pops up. Then after it completes a new one pops up, this time completing faster then the first one.

       

       

       

      I'm sure Fusion used to do it in one step under Tiger/Fusion 1.0 so why has it started to do this now?

       

       

       

      I've tried uninstalling and re-installing Fusion to make this behavior go away but to no avail.

       

       

       

      Is there any way to fix this or is it accepted behavior?

        • 1. Re: Why does Fusion 1.1 restore my VM in two steps?
          BP9906 Expert

           

          Are you referring to the "Revert to Snapshot" behavior? Or are you referring to restoring a VM from Time Machine?

           

           

          Just wanted to get clarification on the "restore" you're referring to. Thanks.

           

           

          • 2. Re: Why does Fusion 1.1 restore my VM in two steps?
            rcardona2k Champion

            Pbryanw,

            I suspect and resume a lot.  I have seen what you're talking about with 1.0 and before.  I thought it might have something to do having a snapshot but I tried that and that's not it.  Right now the behavior you described isn't happening, but I've seen it.  Is yours happening every time?

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            • 3. Re: Why does Fusion 1.1 restore my VM in two steps?
              Pat Lee Master
              VMware Employees

               

               

               

              Pbryanw wrote:

              This has only started happening since moving to Leopard and Fusion 1.1.

               

              When I first restore a Windows XP Virtual Machine the "restoring Virtual Machine state" box pops up. Then after it completes a new one pops up, this time completing faster then the first one.

               

               

              I'm sure Fusion used to do it in one step under Tiger/Fusion 1.0 so why has it started to do this now?

               

               

               

               

              I've tried uninstalling and re-installing Fusion to make this behavior go away but to no avail.

               

               

               

               

              Is there any way to fix this or is it accepted behavior?

               

               

              This is accepted behavior and happens in VMware Fusion 1.0 as well. This is happens in certain circumstances in the low level of VMware Fusion and the UI is just showing the behavior.

               

               

               

              Pat

               

               

              • 4. Re: Why does Fusion 1.1 restore my VM in two steps?
                Pbryanw Enthusiast

                 

                Thanks for the answer. I'm sure it didn't do this under 1.0, though my memory could be playing tricks on me. It does this everytime I first load my XP VM from snapshot, on subsequent reloadings from snapshot it does it in one step.

                 

                 

                My Ubuntu VM, when reverting from snapshot, does it in one step strangely enough.

                 

                 

                Anyway, thanks for clearing that up.