Ticket #11479 (closed defect: fixed)
Guest's disk is immutable when using iSCSI storage and snapshots => Fixed in SVN
|Reported by:||rshaw||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 4.2.6||Keywords:||iscsi snapshot revert state|
I am running Virtualbox 4.2.6 on a Linux host and am running into a bug where state is getting reset every power off, much like the immutable flag is set on the harddrive itself. This occurs when I am using iSCSI as the storage medium and have taken an offline snapshot of the system. I have found one forum post with a seemingly identical problem. ( https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=52210)
Expected results: Create / install a guest using iSCSI as storage. Power off and take a snapshot. Power back on, make changes, reboot the guest. Changes should still present.
Actual results: Create / install a guest using iSCSI as storage. Power off and take a snapshot. Power back on, make changes, reboot the guest. Changes are now gone and state has been reverted back to the state of the latest snapshot.
Steps to reproduce:
-Click "New" and create a VM - in my case a Linux guest. -allocate desried memory -Select "Do not add a virtual hard drive"
-Add the target per documentation ( http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch08.html#idp14412416). Note that as of 4.2.6 this MUST be done through VBoxManage. The GUI cannot do this. In my case, the command was:
"VBoxManage storageattach "GUEST_TEST" --storagectl "SATA" --port 0 --device 0 --type hdd --medium iscsi --server localhost --target "iqn.2003-04.mydomain.org" --lun 2 --tport 3260"
-Install operating system into guest, then power off machine
-Take an offline snapshot.
-Every guest reboot will now revert to the state of the snpashot, much like it is now an immutable disk.
- Summary changed from Guest's disk is immutable when using iSCSI storage and snapshots to Guest's disk is immutable when using iSCSI storage and snapshots => Fixed in SVN