VirtualBox

Ticket #11210 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 6 weeks ago

Compacting a writethrough or multiattach disk makes the virtual machines inaccessible

Reported by: askox Owned by:
Priority: major Component: virtual disk
Version: VirtualBox 4.2.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: all
Host type: Mac OS X

Description

  1. Edit and then zerofree a writethrough or multiattach disk
  2. Do not detach from machines
  3. VBoxManage modifyhd --compact
  4. Open VirtualBox. The machines have become inaccessible. showhdinfo reports that the disk is now in normal mode.

Whenever you do hdinfo or modifyhd --type, and open VirtualBox within 5 seconds, the machines will be accessible. If you do hdinfo or modifyhd --type, and open VirtualBox after 5 seconds, the machines will be inaccessible.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by askox

Cloning the disk makes it (the original copy) accessible again.

comment:2 Changed 6 weeks ago by aeichner

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

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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