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This is a primary means of testing at my company. We have a couple of dedicated servers that have 'clean' installations of all major versions we support. For us it was easier to just install the OS ourselves then snapshot the VM. That way someone can get on, screw around with whatever they need to, and then just destroy the VM and refresh it from the ...


I'd recommend you take a look at Vagrant - https://docs.vagrantup.com/v2/. Tearing down a VM is as simple as running 'vagrant destroy' from the command line. When you're ready to bring it back up, you can re-provision with 'vagrant up'


Most virtualization software supports snapshots. A snapshot is the state of a system at a particular point in time. The free/open-source Virtualbox supports snapshot creation and restoring from the command line. Also VMWare Workstation supports snapshots from the commandline with the revertToSnapshot option. This allows you to create a batch/shell ...

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