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HowTo: Clone a VirtualBox HDD (.vdi)

Okay, this will be short and sweet. Here’s how you clone a VirtualBox HDD in Windows: “C:\Program Files\Sun\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe” clonevdi “C:\Users\Andrew\.VirtualBox\HardDisks\Windows XP.vdi” “C:\Users\Andrew\.VirtualBox\HardDisks\Windows XP Clone.vdi” and in Linux: VBoxManage clonevdi /home/andrew/.VirtualBox/HardDisks/WindowsXP.vdi /home/andrew/.VirtualBox/HardDisks/WindowsXPClone.vdi The basic form is “VBoxManage clonevdi sourcevdi destinationvdi”. Now you may ask, why clone a virtual machine’s hard drive? Well, if you want to […]

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