I'm using VirtualBox 3.1.2 (r56127) on Linux (Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit).
I'm trying to use Export Appliance utility to clone my virtual machines over local network using SMB protocol to NAS. I decided to do it because some machines are larger than free space on my local disk drive - lack of space for the clones.
Simply, I specify GVFS path in the folder selection dialog box, for example:
/home/mloskot/.gvfs/mloskot on browarekhd/VirtualBox/clones
The process starts but after a minute or so the VirtualBox throws an error. Here is screenshot with the exact error:
How should I understand it?
- Does it mean export over network is not supported?
- Does it mean there is a bug in VirtualBox?
- Or, simply I must not have used GVFS path as the one above as it consists of spaces in
mloskot on browarekhd?
Please, share your experiences on this matter.
p.s. I asked very similar question on VirtualBox forum: Export Appliance over network to NAS I hope it's nothing against the SU rules :-)
UPDATE: Maciek suggested below to copy
vmdk file to NAS manually. Generally, it would work, but as I specify in my question, I can't generate
vmdk file (by exporting VM locally first) on my box where I keep all my VMs due to lack of disk space.
UPDATE2: Eventually, I managed to free some disk space and followed Maciek's suggestion, thus marking it as an answer. Thanks.