Ticket #5663 (closed defect: fixed)
Manual section 5>Differencing images>1 Snapshots>C thrown away needs clarification
|Reported by:||MarkCranness||Owned by:||umoeller|
|Version:||VirtualBox 3.1.0||Keywords:||manual snapshot differencing delete|
The manual says this about Restore Snapshot:
The differencing images holding all the write operations since the snapshot was taken are thrown away, and the original parent images are made active again. (If you restored the "root" snapshot, then this will be the root disk images; otherwise, some other differencing image descended from it.) This effectively restores the old machine state.
This is true when deleting the 'Current' snapshot, namely the bolded immediate parent of the 'Current State'.
However, this is ambigious and unclear when deleting any other snapshot, because the term 'the snapshot' is ambigious. The user might think that the snapshot refers to the snapshot being restored (it does not) and that the entire child tree under it will be thrown away (it will not).
Instead, how about:
The differencing images associated with the current machine state are thrown away, and...