VirtualBox

Ticket #7731 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Impossible to delete "last/single" snapshot => Fixed in SVN

Reported by: sergiomacedo Owned by:
Priority: major Component: VM control
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.10 Keywords: snapshot delete
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux

Description

While doing some tests for a backup procedure, I was "greeted" with the following message: # VBoxManage snapshot guest-vbox delete backup [...] 0%...FAILED Error: snapshot operation failed. Error message: Snapshot 'backup' of the machine 'guest-vbox' cannot be deleted while a VM is running, as this case is not implemented yet. You can delete the snapshot when the VM is powered off

The snapshot was taken with the VM running. Then I tried simply to remove it and got the above message. After some testing, I discovered that the error ocurred only when trying to remove the "last" snapshot on a tree. I.e., after snapshot "backup", I created snapshot "backup2" and was able to remove "backup". However, when I tried to remove "backup2" I got the same error above, as "backup2" was now the "last" or "only" snapshot.

Is there any workaround for this? I mean, beside "savestate-ing" the VM before the delete (all this exercise is to avoid losing access to the services provided by the VM).

The VBoxLog does not register anything, so I'm not attaching it.

Thanks for any help/suggestion.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by frank

  • Summary changed from Impossible to delete "last/single" snapshot to Impossible to delete "last/single" snapshot => Fixed in SVN

The missing case will be implemented in the upcoming maintenance release.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by sergiomacedo

Hello Frank. Thanks for the reply.

Is there a roadmap for the next maintenance release?

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by frank

Unfortunately not for the public. But when you look at our previous releases then you will find out that it usually does not take that long until the next release is available. Sorry but I can't be more specific.

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Fixed in VBox 3.2.12 (just released).

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