Saturday, May 7, 2011

How to clone Virtualbox disk images (VDI)

Please follow the steps below

  1. Open VirtualBox
  2. Click on the Virtual Machine you want to clone
  3. Now click File>Virtual Media Manager 
  4. When the Virtual Machine Manager appears, click on the .vdi file that you want to clone and then click Release – this will release the .vdi from the VM. THIS IS IMPORTANT. If you miss this step you will encounter UUID conflicts. 
  5. Fire up command prompt (Start>Run>cmd [enter])
  6. Enter the following command:
< File path of VBoxManage> clonehd “” “

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