→Configuring Background Snapshot Settings
VMware Server provides the ability to take a snapshot of a virtual machine which can subsequently be used to later restore the virtual machine to the exact state that it was in at the point that the snapshot was taken. By default, VMware will take snapshots in the background, allowing the virtual machine to continue running during the snapshot process. This has the possible side effect that performance will degrade while the snapshot is being taken. To avoid this problem, turn off background snapshots by selecting the host from the ''Inventory'' panel, clicking on ''Edit Host Settings'' and unset the ''Take and restore snapshots in the background'' check box. Once the change has been made, click on ''OK'' to commit the new configuration setting and dismiss the settings dialog.