In this weeks tip we will show you how you can include your Virtual Machine in the Time Machine Backup on your Mac.
Time Machine is an automated backup solution built into OS X that is a great way to protect all the data on your Mac. Now with VMware Fusion 4 you can include your Virtual Machine in the Time Machine backup, this ensures that your Virtual Machines are just as protected.
You can set up your Virtual Machine to be included in your Time Machine Backups in a couple easy steps.
From the VMware Fusion Application Menu Click “Virtual Machine > Snapshots”
Once inside Snapshots in the bottom right corner you will see “AutoProtect” take the slider and move it to “On”
Next you can customize the settings for Auto Protect. This will allow you to customize the frequency of the snapshots (how often it a backs up your Virtual Machine), as well as the maximum number of snapshots it will keep stored on your machine.
That’s it! Now that you have enabled Auto Protect, Time Machine will automatically backup your entire Virtual Machine. Instant piece of mind!