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How to set up a dev environment in a VDI

My company is trying to set up VDI environments for everyone including database developers. Some of the databases are SQL, others semi-obscure legacy systems. Apparently our hosting company charges a ...
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Virtual box split virtual disk to multiple files larger than 2gb?

I am using virtual box with several large virtual disks of 3TB each. How can i split it to files of 200gb each and still use it as one virtual harddrive? The thing is that i am trying to setup backup ...
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Lync 2013 (in VDI) Audio Issue

We have a Citrix VDI environment where users log in using Citrix Receiver on their VDI. In their VDI (Windows 7,) Lync 2013 does not play notification sounds for incoming messages. I have checked the ...
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How to change fixed size VDI with modifyhd command in Windows?

I'm trying to figure out how to change the size of a VDI file. I'm new to VirtualBox, and I got a lot to learn. But I think I got the hang of the basics. I have already installed Windows 7 as my first ...
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Extracting blocks from a corrupt VDI snapshot in logical order

I have a Virtualbox VM on an hard disk that failed. The only thing I could recover from the disk was a snapshot of the dynamic VDI disk used by the VM, and I could only recover the first half of the ...
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Connect to a Microsoft VDI Pool from Linux

I have been searching for several hours now and haven't found any solutions nor an authoritative voice to say that what I want will not work...But I currently have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V/VDI ...
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increased VDI size for VM but Ubuntu still says I am low on space

I had a 8 GB VDI which i filled to capacity, so then I cloned it into a larger 25 GB vdi but when I go to setting in Ubuntu 12.04LTS it says my disk is still 7.9gb.
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While Deploying Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), I'm not able to add any VM's in the Collection

I am trying to create a Virtual Desktop collection, when ever i reach the page where it asks to select a Virtual Desktop Template it does not detect any Virtual Desktop even when I have a VM on the ...
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VDI not detecting any virtual machines

When I try to create a Virtual Desktop collection in server 2012 r2 remote desktop services, the setup process does not detect any of the virtual machines that I have created and sysprepped. Its in a ...
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Which disk image support siplit into files, VDI, VMDK, or VHD?

Different from this quesiton, What disk image should I use with VirtualBox, VDI, VMDK, VHD or HDD? Does only vmdk format support 'splitting the storage file into files'? What about other formats? ...
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How to recover deleted Virtualbox VDI from NTFS partition

From my usb hardisk I somehow delted a fodler which contained my VDI file (11GB) Now Is there a way t recover it. I havent modified a byte on that disk after that.
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Virtualbox maximum hard drive size with VDI appliances

When I installed a CentOS VDI appliance in Virtualbox, it did not seem to ask for the size of hard drive I wanted. Now when I check it shows 7 gigs used and 27 gigs of virtual. My question is: is the ...
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How can I clone a hard drive directly to a vdi image

I would like to make a VirtualBox .vdi image out of my hard drive. I've found howto's online that describe doing this by first usind DD to create a .raw image, then using VBoxManage to convert the ...
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Can the Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 (standalone) run VDI? (Which needs an AD)

I have not used the standalone (and free) product, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012. Initially I thought this was the installer for Hyper-V on an existing Windows box, but as I understand it, it's a ...
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Does Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) require Active Directory (AD) to run?

Can I set up a VDI with 1 server and many thin clients without setting up Active Directory with a domain controller? I want to make the thin client setup as easy as possible, i.e. get any Windows PC ...
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“building blocks.dotx is locked for editing” - what does this mean?

I started up a networked office computer (VDI) I don't usually use and, while it was finishing booting up and opening Outlook, it popped up this message: building blocks.dotx is locked for editing ...
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Share VirtualBox VDI between computers over network

I have been working inside a Windows7 virtual machine using VirtualBox installed on my Windows7 OS on my primary PC. I would like to share that VM on my home network so that I can access the same VM ...
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Resizing virtualbox vdi doesn't work

I tried resizing my VirtualBox disk (.vdi) with VBoxManage, but it didn't resize the hard drive. The command while in the root folder of VirtualBox was: VBoxManage modifyhd ...
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resize disk capacity VDI

I use virtualBox version 4.2.6 and I install windows server 2008. the issue is when I was working with this windows a message is displayed said that the capacity of disk is limited. so I want to know ...
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How to compact VirtualBox's VDI file size?

I've a VirtualBox VM which configured a very large hard disk size (bigger than host). By my mistake, a program on the VM generated lots of log files and the VDI file size keeps growing until there is ...
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Is it possible to share a virtual machine between two host operating systems?

I have Windows 7 and Linux Mint installed on two separate partitions, and I'd like to access a virtual machine (.vdi) from either of the two partitions. Is it possible for Virtualbox to access a ...
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Why Virtualbox VDI doubles the space of the VM hard disk?

I have one Xubuntu 12.10 64 bit Virtualbox VM on a Windows 7 64 bit host. It has one dynamic allocated hard disk with VDI format with maximum capacity of 20GB. If I use a command df -h in the VM I ...
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Resize partition of Windows 7 running on VirtualBox with dynamically allocated storage

I run Windows 7 inside VirtualBox. I resized the disk of Windows 7 from 25 GB to 50 GB: VBoxManage modifyhd Windows\ 7\ Pro.vdi --resize 50000 ...
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How to reuse VirtualBox disk “snapshots”

I have a "suite" of 5 VMs I'd like to make, all Ubuntu Server 12.04 guest OSes but with radically different software stacks on top of the OS (one server is a "build server" with Subversion, Hudson, ...
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VBox Files: Which to backup for snaphot?

I'd like to be able to create a guest VM with VirtualBox and take two snapshots of it: "Clean Config" - just the OS and minimal dependencies installed, no purposeful software stack on it yet "Fully ...
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Convert VirtualBox dynamic VDI disk image to static, fixed VDI

I've originally created my VDI to auto-expand to 20GB of virtual capacity. For performance reasons, I would like to convert them to linear, that is, to have a single, non-sparse, 20GB file sitting on ...
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How to convert a specific partition in a .vdi file to .img?

VBoxManage converts the whole disk to .img. But I want to write only one partition in the vdi image to a partition on my physical disk.
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Unable to use cloned VM, OpenSUSE, VirtualBox

I've cloned a VM and now while booting it I see a message: Trying manual resume from /dev/sda1 Invoking userspace resume from /dev/sda1 resume: libgcrypt version: 1.5.0 Trying manual resume from ...
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Ventrilo on VMware View workstation

I've got a VMware View 5.1 environment I'm working with. To test some VOIP type efforts I thought I'd try to connect to my friends ventrilo server. With the teradici sound driver on the VDI machine I ...
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Virtual Box Virtual Disk not expanding

I have an iMac Core i5 host computer, 1TB Hard drive, 8GB Memory. I have created a Virtual Box VM to run Fedora 14 64bit with a 200 GB Dynamically allocated hard drive. Virtual Box version 4.1.6 ...
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What disk image should I use with VirtualBox, VDI, VMDK, VHD or HDD?

Latest versions of VirtualBox supports several formats for virtual disks, but they forgot to provide a comparison between them. VDI VMDK VHD HDD Now, I am interested about a recommendation or ...
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Multi-hosts use of virtualbox vdi disk

Can Virtualbox's vdi disk used together by the virtualbox in Windows and linux host? In my case, i am using virtualbox in windows os, the vdi is on storage server which is let me say Guaranteed will ...
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Mount vdi as drive in Windows

I am wanting to mount a VDI file that no longer boots to a drive in Windows to, hopefully, recover some files. I am aware that Winmount advertises this function, but I am a bit confused about which ...
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Could not find an open hard disk with UUID {…} on VirtualBox 4.1.2

Guest: Ubuntu Guest VM Name: WordpressThemeDevBox Host: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate VirtualBox Version: 4.1.2 r73507 I shut off my guest and removed the Current State snapshot using the Restore ...
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Where can I find desktop Ubuntu releases on a vmdk?

Any official or de-facto websites that supply this ? Details: I specifically need Ubuntu 10.04 LTS desktop version, in general; ubuntu desktop LTS versions.
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VirtualBox - How easy is it to export Ubuntu VDI to raw partitions

I would like to ask how easy is it to export an Ubuntu VDI in VirtualBox to raw partitions and make them boot natively with the boot menu?
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Virtual Machine Configuration that Can be Up and Running Instantly

How to create a virtual machine with a pre-installed OS and applications up and running instantly in any PC? I'm using shared PCs in the library which have special hardware that will regenerate the ...
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Is it a very bad idea to create disk image of mounted disk?

I would like to backup my server. For example using dd: dd if=/dev/md0 of=/some_network_share I wonder if this image will be vary inconsistent if /dev/md0 is mounted? Would it be possible to ...
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VirtualBox: booting cloned disk

I'm trying to boot an existing Windows XP installation under Linux. It was a piece of cake under VMWare Fusion, but I've been pulling my hair out to do the same thing on Ubuntu 10.10. First I tried ...
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How do I recover files from a corrupt VDI file?

Is it possible to repair a corrupt VDI file? The OS on the VDI (XP) doesn't boot at all, it just hangs at a black screen. I was getting file errors before on its last boot, but now its not working at ...
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Virtualbox errors and missing snapshots

I really hope someone can help me here as otherwise I've lost a lot of files :( I thought I'd move my VDI to my SSD drive to gain better performance. Now it seems to have reverted to it's original ...
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how to extend Virtual Box harddrive?

I run WinXP SP3 on my Virtual Box (3.2.10) under OSX 10.6.2 and the harddrive of the virtual box is getting too small. Can I extend exiting hdd somehow? create new Virtual Box from a running ...
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Mount a .vdi in Windows 7 as a hard drive?

On my Windows 7 machine (host), I have a virtual machine (VirtualBox) running Ubuntu 10.10 - inside the .vdi, I have some large files that I would like to extract - one of them being a standalone .iso ...
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Is there a tool to convert VHD images to VDI images?

I saw the response for converting VDI images into VHD images, but I want to do the opposite conversion - is there a tool to do this?
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Can I back up a .vdi file from VirtualBox just like .vhd and have a “machine” always ready to start fresh?

If it is a Virtual PC .vhd file, then I can make a copy of it so that if the .vhd goes bad for any reason (catch a virus or installed undesirable software), then I can use that old .vhd and start a ...
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Migrate Ubuntu 10.04 installed on Machine to .VDI for Virtual Box HDD

I was using a Sony laptop with Ubuntu 10.04 installed on the machine. I have just bought a Mac and I will be using Ubuntu 10.04 as my primary development OS by virtualizing it using VirtualBox. Now, ...
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Is there a way to exclude a specific drive vdi from “snapshots” in VirtualBox?

...or is there another space-efficient way of dealing with the page/swap file of the Guest O/S? I've realised that its quite possible/likely that one of the things which "bloats" the snapshot/diff ...
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How do I convert a VDI HDD to a VHD file?

Is there a tool or a way to convert a VDI HDD to a VHD?
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Can I use one virtualbox disk for multiple machines?

I'm not sure what search term to use and skimming through the VirtualBox manual didn't help me either, so I ask my two questions here... My setup is this: PC with dual boot into Windows 7 and a ...
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Mount VirtualBox VDI disk

I have a virtual Windows 7 computer using VirtualBox on a Linux host. How can I mount this virtual pc's harddisk (VDI file) in Linux? It's a dynamic file, meaning that it only takes up as much space ...