Just an update on progress w/ Snap , the cross-platform system
snapshot / restoration tool that I've been working on.
I've added windows support to the project, thus it is now
possible to use Snap to migrate windows instances across cloud
providers / vm hypervisors. The nifty thing about this is I was
able to retrieve the list of software installed locally on a
system, and do a restore on the program files which those are
based off of.
Expanding upon this, I should be able to combine this w/ registry
snapshots / restorations (this is well documented) and use native
automated service installation mechanisms (see relevant articles
about doing this with postgres , and msiexec ) to enable
full system backups and recovery using the same tooling for
windows as with linux
In addition to all of this, I've submitted Snap to Fedora  and
Ubuntu , any package reviews would be more than appreciated.
In any case, stay tuned for more updates!