[vbox-dev] Clone

Perry Halbert phalbert at cox.net
Thu Jun 16 19:18:21 GMT 2011

I get it.  Like I said since the wizard showed up in the GUI I was 
wondering if it would be possible to add this in the wizard. ( Just 
trying to think outside the box). I just thought it would be an 
advantage to have the option to do so or not but hey that's why there 
are so many different color cars around, right?  Anyway I can make the 
changes on my copy of VBox, continue to use 3rd party, or use 
VBoxManage.  No worries.

On 06/16/2011 01:57 PM, Klaus Espenlaub wrote:
> 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.
> Klaus
>> 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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