Ticket #3645 (new defect)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

files in guest shared folders seems not to reflect changes done in host

Reported by: marco.pallotta Owned by:
Priority: major Component: shared folders
Version: VirtualBox 2.1.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux


I have a guest OS (Ubuntu Hardy Heron) with shares a folder (in read/write) with the host OS (Ubuntu Hardy Heron). I use a web editor to edit the files in this folder in the host OS so the modifications should be seen in the guest OS (the shared folder, mounted in the guest, is the root directory of an apache web server installed just in the guest). The problem is that, when I modify a file in the host side, these changes seem not reflected correctly in guest side. Via a simple cat or less or vi the modified files seem correct but with apache the modifications aren't reflected (I can test this via "telnet server 80"). In fact often the modifications are seen as strange characters or other times other strange behaviours happen. I can solve this either:

  • umount and then re-mount the shared folder (but I have to do this after every file change)


  • simply edit the file via vi (guest side) and, with no modifications, save the file


VBox.log.gz Download (6.2 KB) - added by marco.pallotta 9 years ago.

Change History

Changed 9 years ago by marco.pallotta

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by marco.pallotta

I forgot to say that: host is Ubuntu Hardy Heron desktop (8.04) guest is Ubuntu Hardy Heron server (8.04) VirtualBox is the version 2.1.4

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by marco.pallotta

I want to provide to you more info about this issue. In particular I want to inform to you that not always this bug happens but I haven't found any way to reproduce the problem with regularity.

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