VirtualBox

Ticket #3960 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 15 months ago

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

Reported by: mdaniel Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: virtual disk
Version: VirtualBox 2.2.2 Keywords: snapshots
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

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

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by aeichner

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 Changed 15 months ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Description modified (diff)

Obsolete.

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