Restoring snapshot fails, crashes all running instances

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Joined: 24. Jul 2011, 21:39
Primary OS: Debian other
VBox Version: OSE Debian
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Restoring snapshot fails, crashes all running instances

Post by mkns »


I'm running the 4.1 version of Virtualbox on a Debian Squeeze, 2.6.32-5-amd64 kernel machine.

I've now seen for the 2nd time an attempt to restore a snapshot using VBoxManage fail:

user@host~$ VBoxManage snapshot virtualhost restore post
Restoring snapshot 65ec2064-0601-49e3-ac0c-46b2ebc66f6b
Progress object failure: NS_ERROR_CALL_FAILED
VBoxManage: error: Snapshot operation failed. No error message available!

What is even more concerning, however, is that all other running virtual instances immediately crash, such that VBoxManage list runningvms returns zero instances. This is a bit of a killer problem, as I was going to run this on a server for multiple people each of who would have multiple instances, but the thought of one person trying to do a restore and crashing every other instance is clearly not appetizing.

Does anyone have any clues as to where I should start looking to find the problem?
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