[vbox-dev] Clone

Klaus Espenlaub klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com
Thu Jun 16 18:57:51 GMT 2011

On 16.06.2011 17:10, Perry Halbert wrote:
> Yes that is the UUID that I am talking about. You are right that you
> can't use the same UUID for two *registered guests but I often do this
> and register the one I want at the time. I suppose it is not needed as
> much by the masses since it is more of a backup of the original. I can
> continue to use 3rd party for this.

Christian was already pointing in the right direction - you can set the 
hardware UUID (which by default is the same as the VM UUID) of a VM 
through VBoxManage modifyvm. I don't think it's improving usability if 
we offer every weird option in the GUI. It is meant to cover the usual 
cases efficiently.


> On 06/16/2011 09:27 AM, Christian Pötzsch wrote:
>> On 06/16/11 16:15, Perry Halbert wrote:
>>> I really like the addition of _C_lone to the main manager and the fact
>>> that the wizard not only clones the guest but registers it as well.  One
>>> thing that I would like added to the wizard is the ability to retain the
>>> original UUID as well if I choose. I do a lot of testing and this
>>> feature it vital in Windows.
>> I guess you are talking about the new Clone VM feature? Which uuid do
>> you mean? The uuid of the guest? This is not possible, cause you can't
>> use one uuid for two guests. Please note, that you can specify the
>> target uuid with VBoxManage.
>> Christian

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