Ticket #2152 (new defect)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Feature Request: allow "move" option when changing Snapshots Folder

Reported by: kproth Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Windows


I would like the VirtualBox GUI to offer to *move* any existing snapshots, if I change the Snapshots Folder (in the "Advanced" tab of the General settings). Currently, I get the following error message instead:

"The snapshot folder of a machine with snapshots cannot be changed (please discard all snapshots first)."

Change History

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by edwinyzh

Has this been accepted or implemented? this is a very important feature! Imagine one who is new to Virtualbox and didn't change the default snapshots folder when creating a VM and later created some snapshots that take up a lot of space on the system drive, then then wanted to backup his system image but he/she don't want to include the large snapshot files in the system image backup.

While virtualbox is of course excellent, VMWare's makes it very friendly by storing all data files including snapshots in the same folder for a VM, the allow you to just move those files to new location, when VMWare find that the UID's are conflicting, it just prompt you if you want to update it, you click yes and all things are done!


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