One of the big reasons I am posting this query is because I have little applicable experience with VMs. I messed around with them twice... (DOS Box and XP Mode) But only for short periods of time.
My system has 6 physical cores and 16GB of RAM, and I have a full 1TB drive free for Virtual Drives.
Even though the query in the title is about running the APP and Debugger in VM, any information is quite appreciated.
A few questions I have regarding running the app in VM.
Can I store the Symbol Cache on a local drive, rather than virtual drive and use a virtual connection to access it?
Does this have the potential to create a major performance hit?
If I do decide to keep the symbol cache on the Virtual HDD, is there a quick and easy way to poplulate my Symbol Cache? (poor internet connection makes downloading symbols a PITA)
In Hyper-V, or any other VM client, is there a way to dedicate cores to the VM to increase performance?
Questions not related directly to debugging...
In Hyper-V (or any other VM client) is there the ability to make an archive-installation for quick and easy restoration should a VM fail or become corrupted?
Would it be feasable to use a VM for data-recovery and backup purposes?
- A little information about the last question... I only have one machine and it functions as everything for me... I have had to reinstall Windows a few times due to infected files on HDD that I am recovering or backing up... Would a VM be a sufficient barrier to prevent this from happening?
Can a VM have access to data on my Physical drive if necessary?
You may want to read my thread here if you haven't already about VM's. Not sure how useful it will be to you, but it's worth a read: https://www.sysnative.com/forums/general-windows-help-support/4318-virtual-machines.html
Thank you... That did help a lot!