VSS basics

The Basics of the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)

I never really understood VSS and never needed to, until now. This is a good read if you are new to VSS.

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How to extract an ova file

In Windows, you can use something like 7-zip to extract an ova file. In Linux, you can just untar it

mv something.ova . something.tgz
tar xvf something.tgz