Ticket #896 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 21 months ago

Error "hard disk with two children" after disk full during "discard current snapshot"

Reported by: fjp Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: VM control
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.2 Keywords: snapshot
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

I had a fairly long series of snapshots without noticing that I was running out of disk space. I wanted to get back to an earlier snapshot, so selected "discard current snapshot and state".

After a while I got an error that the operation failed because lack of diskspace. After freeing up some space I tried again but the discard would not start with an error message saying that a disk had two children (sorry, don't have exact message anymore).

The attached screenshot shows the situation in the disk manager.

I managed to recover by deleting one of the children from ~/.VirtualBox/VirtualBox.xml (and modifying a reference to that snapshot in the machine's XML file). After that deleting the snapshots worked again.

I'm running the Debian virtualbox-ose 1.5.2 package.


VBox_snapshot.png Download (63.3 KB) - added by fjp 10 years ago.
Screenshot of disk manager

Change History

Changed 10 years ago by fjp

Screenshot of disk manager

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to VM control

comment:2 Changed 21 months ago by aeichner

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

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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