VirtualBox allows us to copy a virtual machine from one host to another easily. You just copy the hard disk file (usually .vdi or .vhd) to the new host. Then you use the transferred hard disk file to start up a new virtual machine on the new host. That’s it! However, I have found that if you use this method on a VM containing snapshots, you only get an old machine state of the original virtual machine. All saved snapshots are lost. In this tutorial, I explain how to move a VirtualBox VM to a different host and still retain the snapshots on the original host.
Zero Code Tech
...because I also write quite a lot of tech stuff that isn't necessarily programming. Every article in this category is a technology article. Some are even problem-solving (or how-to) articles. But generally, they contain zero code (or maybe very little generic code). If you love tech, but are not exactly a software developer, you should be able to follow and appreciate the content in this section.
This article goes straight to the installation and VM setup process. We shall be creating a Windows Server 2012 VM on a Windows 7 host machine. For some more background info, See my previous post – VirtualBox and Virtualization: An Introduction.
VirtualBox is a cross-platform virtualization application. It installs on your existing computer (and operating system) and extends the capabilities of your existing computer so that it can run multiple operating systems (inside multiple virtual machines) at the same time.
Most Windows users usually lauch their browser application in order to search the internet. If your favorite search engine is not set as your home page and if perhaps you don’t use Google Chrome (which allows searching directly from the address bar), then you would need to first type-in the address of your search engine before proceeding. This could be time wasting and monotonous.
EasyInline is an extension that attaches itself to your browser and serves you contextual ads without your permission. This could get annoying! You may have noticed recently that your Google Chrome suddenly starts displaying double lines (contextual ads) under certain words in a lot of websites you visit. This may not be a problem if the sites are just monetizing their content by subscribing to such contextual advertising. It however becomes irritating when you are visiting your own site/blog (on your local machine) and these ads show up without your permission. In such a case, you likely have an unwanted extension (EasyInline) installed in your Google Chrome. Here?s how to remove it:
Here is a step by step guide showing how to manually clear print jobs that sometimes get stuck in the print queue or spooler. The screenshots were taken in Windows 7 but this guide may also be applied to other Windows versions.