fixing the disabled snapshot button in vmware fusion

I recently created a new CentOS 5 vmware image. Unfortunately the “Take Snapshot” button was disabled while the system was running. After searching around I found this post.

What you need to do is open up your vmx file and comment out (disable) the following line:

scsi0:0.mode = "independent-persistent"

Others have also reported finding the following line in their vmx file:

snapshot.disabled = "TRUE"
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  • Roger Kohler

    Thanks, Nate. This posting helped me when I was totally about to give up and rebuild!