VirtualBox

Opened 15 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#3811 closed defect (obsolete)

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

Reported by: Andres G. Aragoneses Owned by:
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 (2)

comment:1 by Calum Benson, 14 years ago

+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.

comment:2 by aeichner, 8 years ago

Resolution: obsolete
Status: newclosed

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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