Ticket #5495 (closed defect: invalid)
Windows - Delayed write faild corrupts .VDI file
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Running VirtualBox 3.0.10 on a Windows XP SP3 host and Ubuntu 9.10 running as a guest. The hosts disk is formatted as NTFS and the .VDI images are compressed using Windows disk compression to save disk space. Ubuntu 9.10 is using ext3 partitions within a dynamic disk image.
When the .VDI file gets above 50GB (as reported by Windows Explorer) then "Windows - Delayed Write Failed" errors are generated and the contents of the ext3 partitions are unrecoverable.
This isn't a new issue, I believe it has been in all of the 3.0.xx versions and also in the 2.1.x and 2.2.x versions that I used.