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VBoxHeadless - VirtualBox 2.0 On A Headless CentOS 5.2 Server

Nov 25, 2008, 04:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Falko Timme)

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"3.2 Importing An Existing VM

"Let's assume you have a VM called examplevm that you want to reuse on this host. On the old host, you should have a directory Machines/examplevm in the VirtualBox directory; Machines/examplevm should contain the examplevm.xml file. Copy the examplevm directory (including the examplevm.xml file) to your new Machines directory (if your user name is admin, this is /home/admin/.VirtualBox/Machines - the result should be /home/admin/.VirtualBox/Machines/examplevm/examplevm.xml).

"In addition to that copy the examplevm.vdi file from the old VDI directory to the new one (e.g. /home/admin/.VirtualBox/VDI/examplevm.vdi). Afterwards, you must register the imported VM:

"$ VBoxManage registervm Machines/examplevm/examplevm.xml"

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