VirtualBox

Ticket #10557 (new enhancement)

Opened 2 years ago

Need an option to save a machine's state somewhere else

Reported by: matteosistisette Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.14 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: all
Host type: Linux

Description

Suppose you incurr into a DISK FULL error while a VM is running (it actually happened to me). The machine is automatically paused, and you are prompted to free some space on disk. Suppose you cannot free up any space because the vdi and snapshots are alone on a disk partition and they have filled it up.

  • You cannot save the machine
  • You cannot clone it because when you clone it, you are not asked where to store the files for the new machine
  • you cannot export it because it is not turned off
  • you have other disks with plenty of space where you could save the current space and copy all the vdi's so as to later resume the machine with enough disk space, but there's no way you can do that because you can't save it anywhere else than in the disk that is full.

So, an option should exist (or at least should be provided as a backup mechanism whenever a disk full error is encountered) to save the current machine state somewhere other than the default location.

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