How can I move and use VMs on an external drive

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How can I move and use VMs on an external drive

Postby apfelman » 19. Nov 2017, 21:05

Hi,

I have VirtualBox on a Mac with a small internal SSD. I want to move the 2 VMs I have to an external HDD.

I copied the VM-folder to the external drive and changed the paths to point to the external HDD but once I remove the original folder from the internal SSD, the VMs can not be found.

I tried an alternative by placing an Alias in place of the original "VirtualBox VMs"-folder, but couldn't trick VirtualBox there…

Is there an easy way to move the VMs or do I have to export them? (Anyway, by re-importing the VMs I would place them on my internal disc again, wouldn't I?)

thx for any guidance,
Rob
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Re: How can I move and use VMs on an external drive

Postby ChipMcK » 19. Nov 2017, 22:40

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