Hello, I keep an up-to-date copy of my VM on an exterenal Samsung T5 2GB. I do that every week. I used to used the "clone" function to do that, but it seems to me that in the future, this would require exporting a new keychain with every backup (is this correct?). So now I am copying the pvm file via Finder instead (to the SSD). I have created and copied a keychain as detailed here: https://kb.parallels.com/de/122702 ; I put all keys (that were created for my currently in-use Windows VM as well as for my old clones on the external SSD which I attached for that purpose and Parallels automatically created them) into the keychain and saved a copy of the keychain on the Samsung SSD (and on a flash drive just to be sure). I saved my Mac system password and the password for the parallels keychain in three safe locations (written on paper and in a high security password manager). As far as I can tell, as long as I keep COPYing, not CLONing my VM, this is all that I ever have to do to be prepared for the event of my Mac dying, or the VM dying?