Last night my local area network device fell over. I don’t know why, and haven’t looked into it yet. However as a consequence, one of my Windows virtual machines failed and my host Windows 7 box had to be forcibly reset as it wouldn’t shut down by itself even after being left for thirty minutes to do so.
This afternoon I needed to boot up a client virtual machine in order to do some work, but due to the unexpected hardware glitch, the Windows installation was corrupted.
A couple of years ago a technical issue like this would have have taken me at least half a day to resolve (from backups) or longer.
Today the whole issue “never happened” after 12 minutes of processing time
If you are a professional software developer, designer or creative producer, do you use Virtual Machines for your work? How do you protect your machines, work and environment?