Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a Windows 7 machine with VirtualBox 4+ installed. It runs a couple of virtual machines (Windows XP, Ubuntu, ...) and some of them have a few shared drives (No two machines with shared drives run at the same time for obvious reasons)

Is it possible to move the vdi files from the Windows 7 host to an OS X host (provided it has the same version of VirtualBox) without any extra measures? Or are there any caveats or gotcha's to this? I ask this question because I don't wanna mess up the virtual machines in the process (either way, I'll clone them before just to be safe...)

share|improve this question
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Yes you can, and this is one of the biggest benefits of virtualisation.

Only problem may be if your hardware is significantly different (Such as moving from AMD to Intel). In this situation, you may not be able to import snapshots (that are in paused states), but, you should still be able to import the virtual machines.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .