Ticket #5595 (new enhancement)
Request: built in VDI disk-size optimization routine
|Reported by:||DrD||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 3.0.12||Keywords:||VDI compress|
|Host type:||Mac OS X|
Currently there are few available routes for shrinking a VDI image file successfully. Zeroing unused space is an unsupported requirement which requires software outside of virtualbox. Additionally, third party utilities can be flakey, or may not exist for the platform at hand. A terrific addition would be an integrated solution to the problem of dynamically expanding storage. Perhaps an all encompassing routine a user can run to clean up wasted space in a VDI file (i.e. shrink them in place), incorporated directly into virtualbox, without the need to run third party software.