Ticket #3163 (new defect)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

Can't create snapshots when ~/Library/VirtualBox is a symlink

Reported by: iooi Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 2.1.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Mac OS X



I have had the following setup on my machine to be able to switch between different versions of VirtualBox easily:

local-admins-macbook-pro:Library lars$ pwd
local-admins-macbook-pro:Library lars$ ls -al
total 40
lrwxr-xr-x    1 lars  staff    17 25 Jan 01:32 VirtualBox -> VirtualBox 2.0.6/
drwxr-xr-x   14 lars  staff   476 25 Jan 02:49 VirtualBox 2.0.6
drwxr-xr-x   13 lars  staff   442 18 Dez 11:56 VirtualBox 2.1.0
drwxr-xr-x   13 lars  staff   442 24 Jan 23:28 VirtualBox 2.1.2
local-admins-macbook-pro:Library lars$ 

Everything is working in that kind of setup so far but I noticed that I am no longer able to save snapshots, when trying I get the following error message:

Failed to create a snapshot of the virtual machine Windows XP Professional. Result Code: Unknown Status 0xBFFFCBD4

However, after reverting to a setup without a symlink (e.g. removing the symlink and renaming the directory "VirtualBox 2.0.6" to just "VirtualBox" everything works again


Bild 4.png Download (59.2 KB) - added by iooi 9 years ago.
screenshot of the error message that shows up

Change History

Changed 9 years ago by iooi

screenshot of the error message that shows up

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by epilatow

i see this same failures. my home directory is stored on an nfs filesystem, so for performance reasons i have created ~/.VirtualBox as a symlink to a local filesystem.

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