Export Appliance over network to NAS

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Export Appliance over network to NAS

Postby mloskot » 30. Jan 2010, 16:27


I'm using VirtualBox 3.1.2 r56127 on Linux (Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit).
I'm trying to use Export Appliance utility to clone my VMs over local network using SMB protocol to NAS.
Simply, I specify GVFS path in the folder selection dialog box, for example:

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/home/mloskot/.gvfs/mloskot on browarekhd/VirtualBox/clones

The process starts but after a minute or so the VirtualBox throws an error. Here is screenshot which I'll try to attach to this post as well.

How should I understand it?

  • Does it mean export over network is not supported?
  • Does it mean there is a bug in VirtualBox and I should report to the Trac?
  • Or, simply I must not have used GVFS path as the one above as it consists of spaces in mloskot on browarekhd ?

I hope this post is not a duplicate, I tried to find similar questions in the archives but seems there isn't any.
Screenshot with VirtualBox Export Appliance error while cloning over SMB network to NAS
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Mateusz Loskot
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Re: Export Appliance over network to NAS

Postby vbox4me2 » 2. Feb 2010, 12:28

Did you try it yet without spaces?
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