Moving a vm, question about 'leftovers'

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Moving a vm, question about 'leftovers'

Postby edstevens » 21. May 2019, 21:31

VBox 6.0.8 on Win10

Just discovered, and used, the 'move' function to relocate a VM from my C: drive to a second, internal drive, designated as F:. Everything seems to have worked fine, but I have some question about what I'm seeing.

Let's call the vm vbdb121-01.
After the move, on my c: drive I still have a folder 'vbdb121-01'. In it, there is a 'logs' directory which is empty, and a 6kb file named 'vbdb121-01.vbox-prev. What is this file, and why is the directory left over on the original location?
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Re: Moving a vm, question about 'leftovers'

Postby socratis » 21. May 2019, 21:47

It's the previous .vbox file from the previous run of the VM. You can safely delete it.
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Re: Moving a vm, question about 'leftovers'

Postby edstevens » 21. May 2019, 22:02

Thanks.
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