.VMSN File Extension

VMware Snapshot State File

VMSN files are supported by applications available for Linux, Mac OS, Windows devices. The .vmsn file extension is used by VMware virtualization software as VMware Snapshot State File. The VMSN file...

General Information

Title VMSN File Extension
Extension .vmsn
Full Form VMware Snapshot State File
File Type Virtual Machine Snapshot
Developer VMware
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Store VM state
Additional Functions Capture memory, device state
Features Save point, Non-volatile

File Characteristics

Quality High fidelity
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Not directly

Use Cases

System Debugging Yes
Testing Environments Yes
Backup Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Snapshot aging
Best Practices Regular deletion, Encryption

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Early 2000s
Latest Version Depends on software version

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .vmx, .vmsd, .vmem

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
VMware Workstation Paid Windows, Linux
VMware Fusion Paid Mac
VMware vSphere Paid Browser-based