[vbox-dev] Script to display snapshot media tree in CLI
klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com
Wed May 25 16:26:25 UTC 2016
On 19.05.2016 14:36, Miroslav Matějů wrote:
> I’ve created a Python script to list the hierarchy of virtual disks in
> command-line interface. It helps to get a quick reference of the
> snapshot sizes. This can be viewed in Virtual Media Manager in GUI,
> however I need to do it on a headless server.
What's unclean about the script is that it's scraping the info out of
VBoxManage. Python (up to VirtualBox 5.0.x only python 2.x, we're
working on covering python 3.x with 5.1, which isn't 100% complete) can
talk to the VirtualBox API, which gives it direct access to the information.
> Hope it helps someone else too.
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