Ticket #10849 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 2 months ago

Changing VM names breaks snapshot path, Causes ProgressProxy error

Reported by: Era Scarecrow Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: virtual disk
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.20 Keywords: ProgressProxy, Rename, Renaming, Multi-Attach
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Windows


I'm not sure if it didn't work at all or if this is because the original (base) VM was running at the time. But here's the steps that took place.

Created new (base) VM Changed Drive to Multi-Attach (after setting the VM how I wanted it) Created new VM attached to first VM's hard drive (not cloned)

Once a snapshot/difference was generated, changing the VM of the second (attached) VM.


The Base VM (with the original hard drive image and redivided snapshopts) had all it's snapshot attachments pointing to their original directories. Example:

<HardDisk uuid="{xxx}" location="C:/Users/Era/VirtualBox VMs/Base/DirectVM.vdi" format="VDI" type="Normal">

<HardDisk uuid="{5xxx}" location="C:/Users/Era/VirtualBox VMs/newVM1/Snapshots/{5xxx}.vdi" format="VDI"/>

<HardDisk uuid="{7xxx}" location="C:/Users/Era/VirtualBox VMs/newVM2/Snapshots/{7xxx}.vdi" format="VDI"/>


In this case if newVM1 or newVM2 gets renamed, the base system didn't update the directory location to their new spot(s) since the directory changed. Fixing it manually is trivial in notepad++ but annoying.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by Technologov

Related or identical issue: Ticket #10264

comment:2 Changed 2 months ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release, looking at the other mentioned ticket this should be actually fixed for a long time now.

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