[vbox-dev] Best way to move a vm to another pc?

Huihong Luo huisinro at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 19 09:29:35 PDT 2009

This is a typical scenario:
Use eSATA external harddisk to store a vm, and move it around a few different hosts for testing.
What's the best way for this? Export/Import as Virtual Appliance seems to be overkill.
Is it possible to extend the settings xml file a little bit, e.g., add a path attribute for the virtual disk file. If still no uuid attribute yet, then register the hard disk? VM also auto registers when xml file is first opened.
a simple way to store everything (inclduding snapshots) into a single folder, then can open the vm on another pc, would be nice.
- hl

--- On Tue, 8/25/09, Achim Hasenmueller <achim at sun.com> wrote:

From: Achim Hasenmueller <achim at sun.com>
Subject: Re: [vbox-dev] Best way to move a vm to another pc?
To: "Huihong Luo" <huisinro at yahoo.com>
Cc: vbox-dev at virtualbox.org
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 12:42 AM

That's what we created OVF support for.


On Aug 25, 2009, at 8:45 , Huihong Luo wrote:

In other words, can I simply move the xml files and virtual disk files to another pc? and open it by vbox?
I couldn't find a better way, everytime I basically need to re-create the vm with the disk files  on a different pc. 
Is it possible to use a single xml file? with all disk files in the same dir._______________________________________________
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