[Resolved] Failed to create snapshot - Ubuntu VM :(

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[Resolved] Failed to create snapshot - Ubuntu VM :(

Postby sdcinvan » 23. Apr 2018, 20:00

Hello all,

I am fairly new at using Virtualbox. I would like to create a clone of a working Ubuntu VM but I am seeing the following error:
Medium 'C:\Ubuntu Server 16.04.4 LTS\Ubuntu Server 16.04.4 LTS.vdi' is attached to a virtual machine with UUID {592fb509-3573-47c1-a5bc-1f9a1106cc47}. No differencing media based on it may be created until it is detached.

Result Code: VBOX_E_INVALID_OBJECT_STATE (0x80BB0007)
Component: MediumWrap
Interface: IMedium {4afe423b-43e0-e9d0-82e8-ceb307940dda}
What does that error mean?

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vboxmanage list vms
"Ubuntu Server 16.04.4 LTS" {211cbbbe-1721-41f1-b955-253dada2b48d}
"Live Ubuntu" {592fb509-3573-47c1-a5bc-1f9a1106cc47}

Why is the Live Ubuntu affecting a clone of the Ubuntu Server 16.04.4 LTS? They have no relation to each other? The Live Ubuntu is simply another VM in my list of Virtualbox VMs.

Any ideas?

Thank you.
Last edited by socratis on 23. Apr 2018, 23:44, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Marked as [Resolved].
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Re: Failed to create snapshot - Ubuntu VM :(

Postby sdcinvan » 23. Apr 2018, 20:20

The solution was that I needed to remove the Live Ubuntu from the list of VMs in Virtualbox.

Why did I need to do that?
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Re: Failed to create snapshot - Ubuntu VM :(

Postby socratis » 23. Apr 2018, 23:44

We can't tell unless we had seen both .vbox files, from each VM. Most probably you had the "Ubuntu Server 16.04.4 LTS.vdi" referenced in the "Live Ubuntu" VM somehow. But, since you removed that VM, there's no way we can tell now...

Glad you got it going. Marking as [Resolved].
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