I am preparing to work with virtual machines only on my next PC (which should arrive this wk). (Planning to use virtualbox under Solaris, mainly to virtualize Win XP + Win7-environments).
One question I haven't sorted out yet is where to store the data - I intend to have a system-drive for each setup and a common data-drive. But should I store data in the hosts file-system, or better use virtual disks for that? I'm a bit worried by the thought about a single inverted bit making the whole virtual disk unuseable. Granted that this can happen on real disk as well, but it seems that would be easier to recover the files not concerned by that inverted bit. But maybe that is all unneccessary worry, surely there must be similar tools for VDI etc.
What's your experience and why did you choose which setup for your vbox-installation? :)