Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cloning a HD image in Virtualbox 3.1.6

To create multiple appliances for the upcoming RootWars I needed to replicate the base image. VBoxManage to the rescue!

cd /export/home/sp00k/.VirtualBox/HardDisks

VBoxManage clonehd —format VMDK RH9.vmdk IGSrootwars1.vmdk

It assigns a new UUID which is the important part when launching duplicate images. This took about 5 minutes per image to complete.

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