Clone VirtualBox disks (.vdi) to duplicate a virtual machines

  1. Release and remove the VMware image from virtualbox's virtual media manager if the disk is already in use by one of your virtual machines.
  2. Copy the disk using VBoxManage:
    brau>$ VBoxManage clonevdi disk.vdi disk_clone.vdi
    Sun VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 3.1.6
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    Clone hard disk created in format 'VDI'. UUID: 124fbdf2-4e63-44dc-abfc-cef2899eaf6f
  3. Now add the two disks back into Virtual Media Manager, they are ready to be used in your virtual machines!
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  1. Short and sweet ! Thanks !

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