Process Snapshotting

Process Snapshotting

Purpose

Process snapshotting enables you to capture process state, in part or whole. It is similar to the Tool Help API, but with one important advantage: it can efficiently capture the virtual address contents of a process using the Windows internal POSIX fork clone capability. The process snapshot can be dumped into a file using the MiniDumpWriteDump function.

Developer audience

Process Snapshotting is designed for use by C/C++ developers.

Run-time requirements

Process Snapshotting is included in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 operating systems.

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Overview of Process Snapshotting

General information about Process Snapshotting

Process Snapshotting Reference

Reference information for the Process Snapshotting API.

 

 

 

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