Opened 15 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#3960 closed enhancement (fixed)

enhancement: optionally allow disk snapshots to be co-located with parent disk

Reported by: Matthew Daniel Owned by:
Component: virtual disk Version: VirtualBox 2.2.2
Keywords: snapshots Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other

Description (last modified by Frank Mehnert)

I prefer housing my virtual disks on the physical disks which have the most room (not within my user profile). When I create a snapshot of the virtual machine, the snapshot always resides in ~/.VirtualBox/Machine/*/Snapshots regardless of where the parent virtual disk resides.

The feature request is to create the snapshot disk in the same directory as the parent disk, and in the optimal outcome, incrementally name the snapshot disk based on the basename of the parent disk. For example, /mnt/disk.vmdk would become /mnt/disk_01.vmdk and subsequent snapshots would be named /mnt/disk_02.vmdk.

I can appreciate that not everyone would like this behavior, so a checkbox in the preferences (or even at snapshot time) may be appropriate.

Thank you for your consideration.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by aeichner, 15 years ago

Changing the snapshot path is possbile already though you have to set the snapshot path for each VM. You can find the option under the advanced tab on the general settings page of the VM.

comment:2 by Frank Mehnert, 12 years ago

Description: modified (diff)
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed


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