Just an update on progress w/ Snap [1], 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 [2], and msiexec [3]) 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 [4] and Ubuntu [5], any package reviews would be more than appreciated.

In any case, stay tuned for more updates!


[1] https://github.com/movitto/snap

[2] http://pginstaller.projects.postgresql.org/silent.html

[3] http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/msiexec.mspx?mfr=true

[4] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=755890

[5] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=649585