Opened 12 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#11252 closed defect (obsolete)

manually moving virtual disk file to new location raise errors

Reported by: Rajib Khan Owned by:
Component: virtual disk Version: VirtualBox 4.2.4
Keywords: disk location change Cc:
Guest type: all Host type: Windows


Moving a virtual disk file (VHD file) from one location to another in the host raises an error the next time when I'm trying to start VM to which the virtual disk was attached.

I tried to detach and reattach the disk from the file from the new location. That raised another error since the disk file i'm trying to attach have the same UUID as the file that was registered at the previous location.

Then, I checked the disk in the virtual disk manager, the virtual media is shown missing with a 'exclamation' sign, but I cannot remove the 'lost' media, neither do i find any way to just change the location. Both the 'release' and 'remove' command in the right click menu is disabled and I manually checked and found that the HDD is no longer attached to any registered VM.

Feature request: I think there should be a way to just tell the virtual media manager that the media is now available at a new location of the host.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by aeichner, 8 years ago

Resolution: obsolete
Status: newclosed

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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