VirtualBox: clone a virtualbox hard drive

You can clone your VirtualBox hard drive with the command line tool VBoxManage. You’ll find it installed in: C:\Program Files\Sun\xVM VirtualBox. Use the following steps to clone a hard drive:

  • Use vboxmanage list hdds to find the correct UUID
  • Use vboxmanage clonevdi¬†UUID c:\clone.vdi to make a clone
  • Or use vboxmanage clonehd -format VDI UUID c:\clone.vdi

If this doesn’t work you can also try to copy the VDI file, then use ‘vboxmanage internalcommands setvdiuuid filename.vdi’ to correct the UUID.


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