Ticket #6803 (closed defect: fixed)
Delete snapshot corrupts Guest
|Reported by:||lyallp||Owned by:|
Using the VBox GUI on the Linux host, using Fluxbox Window manager.
Click on the VM in question (left panel)
Click the Snapshots Tab (right panel)
I had 2 cold snapshots and one hot one (the latest being a hot snapshot after which I had done an experimental software install)
I went to select the hot snapshot, clicked the wrong one (the newest cold snapshot) and hit the 'delete' button.
I realised my error, but by that time it was too late and in a vain hope to cancel the delete, I clicked the close window button, to no effect.
I resigned myself to having deleted that snapshot - only an inconvenience.
Booted the VM after the snapshot delete had finished and missing files, windows failed to boot.
Wrote off the current state and deleted the latest state and reverted to an older cold snapshot.
Rebooted and proceeded to recover.
Whilst it was recovering, I attempted to delete the Oldest snapshot (I was currently running from the second oldest).
That failed with a parameter error. Sorry, didn't take note of the exact code.
Since then, I am not game to go anywhere near snapshots. I use my VM for devlopment, I can't affort to lose it.
I have asked a collegue who also had a snapshot failure to post his details as well, I think he is a bit more upset, however, as I don't think he had the snapshot to go back to, like I did. He, however was running VB on a Windows Host with a Linux guest.