Ticket #7898 (new defect)
media manager in 4.0.0 does not have add media option
|Reported by:||N2Deep||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 4.0.0||Keywords:||gui, vmm, disk, vdi|
Description (last modified by frank) (diff)
In VirtualBox 4.0.0 virtual media manager there is no 'add' option. Therefore you can not create new virtual disks for machines that are currently powered on. This is a serious problem because thick provisioning disks can take a long amount of time, for large disks.
To create a new virtual disk one must first power down a vm, then 'edit settings' This is blocking because you -can not- edit settings while a virtual machine is running.
A vm must be powered down to create a new -disk- for any vm in 4.0.0.
The work around right now is to create a 'junk vm' just so you can create a new disk for a vm that is currently running. Once disk is provisioned, poweroff the virtual machine you really want the new disk for, edit settings and attach the disk you created for the 'junk vm'. Now remove the junk vm and select 'remove only' when it asks about what to do with the files for junk vm.