VirtualBox

Ticket #3811 (new defect)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Discarding a Snapshot when there was almost no space on the device resulted in leaving the entire VM inoperable

Reported by: knocte Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 2.1.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux

Description

Discarding a Snapshot when there was almost no space on the device resulted in leaving the entire VM inoperable. When this happened, I received an error with some text like "could not merge the hard disk"... Since that moment, I haven't been able to use the VM because I received "VERR" errors when trying to launch it. I had to delete it.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by calum

+1. I've lost count of the number of virtual machines that I've managed to trash by starting to discard a snapshot, then running out of disk space in the process.

This process needs to be failsafe. At the *very* least, Vbox should warn you if you only have a few Gb left on the host disk, that it might be a bad idea. But even that's not really good enough.

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