[vbox-dev] about uuid

Klaus Espenlaub klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com
Mon Nov 19 10:26:57 PST 2012

On 19.11.2012 10:48, 核桃 wrote:
> Hi,
> When I use virtual box I meet a question, how to virtual box generate
> UUID for the importing image?

The UUID is included in each virtual disk image.

> whether the same image import every time have the same UUID? Why I ask
> this question, Because of virtual box reject the same UUID.

Why do you have two images with the same UUID? If you want to duplicate 
an image you can use "VBoxManage clonehd ...", or do the equivalent in 
the GUI (File->Virtual Media Manager, then Copy).

> And when the image import failed , virtual box save the UUID, then I
> import it next time will always be failed. How to solute this issue? If
> restart virtual box can solute this?

I don't understand what kind of import fails...


> look forward to your
> Best Regards,
> Chuanyang Li
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