VirtualBox

Ticket #6203 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 5 months ago

Ability to save state/resume all running vms

Reported by: mduft Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: VM control
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.4 Keywords:
Cc: mduft@… Guest type: Linux
Host type: other

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

Hey

I'm in the situation, that i'm running quite some vms on my desktop machine (minimum 6 of em). It is rather time intensive to save the state of all running machines (it can be up to 12), and restore them after for example rebooting, or updating virtualbox.

A great way to implement this would be accepting wildcards on the VBoxManage command line (that wouldn't help in starting the VBoxHeadless' when resuming vms though). This would not only help with saving state, but also in other ways (for example i have a set of vms i only start when i need to test a certain thing on various platforms. all this vms start with a certain string. if i could startvm those with 'BLAH*' instead of BLAH1, BLAH2, that would be great)

is this a feature that would fit VBoxManage well, or is it better to do this in a self-hacked script? Just a proposal :)

mduft

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 months ago by frank

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

VBox 4.2 knows the 'VM group' feature.

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