[Solved] Please help me with manually deleted snapshot...

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[Solved] Please help me with manually deleted snapshot...

Postby Sy » 3. Jun 2019, 17:06

I'm in a bit of a panic atm, I have VDI which is 8.86 GB, the date / time stamp is 15:20 today which is when I last closed it, I thought I was being smart by creating a snapshot of the system, which I did. Then I did a little more work and decided to snapshot again, but I thought the change was slight so I'd get rid of the old snap shot as it was taking up GB's of space.

However, having done this I couldn't launch the VM, I got an error message when trying to launch, so I edited the file and now is worse, I still have the VDI, but when I try to launch the VM I get:

FATAL: Could not read from the boot medium! System halted.

Can anyone please help me as I'm now don't have any snapshots, just the VDI, .vbox and .vbox-prev
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Last edited by socratis on 3. Jun 2019, 17:54, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Marked as [Solved].
Kind Regards,
Sy
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Re: Please help me with manually deleted snapshot...

Postby socratis » 3. Jun 2019, 17:44

Sy wrote:so I'd get rid of the old snap shot as it was taking up GB's of space.
And you got rid of the snapshot manually, outside the knowledge of VirtualBox. Really bad idea...

Replace the "Ubuntu 14.04 ACS dev.vbox" file with the one I'm attaching. You will lose your snapshots (you've already deleted them, so no real harm done):
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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!--
** DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE.
** If you make changes to this file while any VirtualBox related application
** is running, your changes will be overwritten later, without taking effect.
** Use VBoxManage or the VirtualBox Manager GUI to make changes.
-->
<VirtualBox xmlns="http://www.virtualbox.org/" version="1.16-macosx">
  <Machine uuid="{b835ad34-6f32-489a-b05a-9f10cda769d4}" name="Ubuntu 14.04 ACS dev" OSType="Ubuntu" snapshotFolder="Snapshots" lastStateChange="2019-06-03T15:32:54Z" aborted="true">
    <MediaRegistry>
      <HardDisks>
        <HardDisk uuid="{3e6123ce-d5e7-40b6-ba0f-c9dc5f78b3e7}" location="Ubuntu 14.04 ACS dev.vdi" format="VDI" type="Normal">
        </HardDisk>
      </HardDisks>
    </MediaRegistry>
    <ExtraData>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/InformationWindowGeometry" value="1032,471,713,459"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/LastCloseAction" value="PowerOffRestoringSnapshot"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/LastGuestSizeHint" value="1304,768"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/LastNormalWindowPosition" value="43,52,990,571"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/LastScaleWindowPosition" value="4,46,1458,1171"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/ScaleFactor" value="2.75"/>
    </ExtraData>
    <Hardware>
      <CPU count="2">
        <PAE enabled="true"/>
        <LongMode enabled="false"/>
        <X2APIC enabled="true"/>
        <HardwareVirtExLargePages enabled="true"/>
      </CPU>
      <Memory RAMSize="8192"/>
      <Boot>
        <Order position="1" device="DVD"/>
        <Order position="2" device="HardDisk"/>
        <Order position="3" device="None"/>
        <Order position="4" device="None"/>
      </Boot>
      <Display VRAMSize="128" accelerate3D="true"/>
      <VideoCapture screens="1" options="ac_enabled=false" file="." fps="25"/>
      <BIOS>
        <IOAPIC enabled="true"/>
      </BIOS>
      <USB>
        <Controllers>
          <Controller name="xHCI" type="XHCI"/>
        </Controllers>
        <DeviceFilters>
          <DeviceFilter name="SanDisk Ultra [0100]" active="true" vendorId="0781" productId="5581" revision="0100" manufacturer="SanDisk" product="Ultra" serialNumber="4C530001240304111244" remote="0"/>
        </DeviceFilters>
      </USB>
      <Network>
        <Adapter slot="0" enabled="true" MACAddress="080027004E08" type="82540EM">
          <DisabledModes>
            <InternalNetwork name="intnet"/>
            <NATNetwork name="NatNetwork"/>
          </DisabledModes>
          <BridgedInterface name="en1: Wi-Fi (AirPort)"/>
        </Adapter>
      </Network>
      <AudioAdapter codec="AD1980" driver="CoreAudio" enabled="true" enabledIn="false"/>
      <RTC localOrUTC="UTC"/>
      <SharedFolders>
        <SharedFolder name="Shared" hostPath="/Users/simonplatten/Aztech/Shared" writable="true" autoMount="true"/>
      </SharedFolders>
      <Clipboard mode="Bidirectional"/>
      <DragAndDrop mode="Bidirectional"/>
      <GuestProperties>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/HostVerLastChecked" value="6.0.8" timestamp="1559571653844309000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Revision" value="130520" timestamp="1559571628496868000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Version" value="6.0.8" timestamp="1559571628496791000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/VersionExt" value="6.0.8" timestamp="1559571628496831000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/MAC" value="080027004E08" timestamp="1559571628499890000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/Name" value="eth0" timestamp="1559571628500001000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/Status" value="Up" timestamp="1559571628499929000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/V4/Broadcast" value="192.168.1.255" timestamp="1559571628498785000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/V4/IP" value="192.168.1.199" timestamp="1559571628498726000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/V4/Netmask" value="255.255.255.0" timestamp="1559571628498827000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/Count" value="1" timestamp="1559571651599762000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/OS/Product" value="Linux" timestamp="1559571628496544000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/OS/Release" value="4.4.0-148-generic" timestamp="1559571628496597000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/OS/Version" value="#174~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu May 9 08:18:11 UTC 2019" timestamp="1559571628496657000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/HostInfo/GUI/LanguageID" value="C" timestamp="1559571623226997000" flags="RDONLYGUEST"/>
      </GuestProperties>
    </Hardware>
    <StorageControllers>
      <StorageController name="IDE" type="PIIX4" PortCount="2" useHostIOCache="true" Bootable="true">
        <AttachedDevice passthrough="false" type="DVD" hotpluggable="false" port="1" device="0"/>
      </StorageController>
      <StorageController name="SATA" type="AHCI" PortCount="1" useHostIOCache="false" Bootable="true" IDE0MasterEmulationPort="0" IDE0SlaveEmulationPort="1" IDE1MasterEmulationPort="2" IDE1SlaveEmulationPort="3">
        <AttachedDevice type="HardDisk" hotpluggable="false" port="0" device="0">
          <Image uuid="{3e6123ce-d5e7-40b6-ba0f-c9dc5f78b3e7}"/>
        </AttachedDevice>
      </StorageController>
    </StorageControllers>
  </Machine>
</VirtualBox>

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Re: Please help me with manually deleted snapshot...

Postby Sy » 3. Jun 2019, 17:51

Thank you so much, you are a legend and a life saver!
Kind Regards,
Sy
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Re: Please help me with manually deleted snapshot...

Postby socratis » 3. Jun 2019, 17:53

Glad I could help, marking as [Solved].
If you obfuscate any information requested, I will obfuscate my response. These are virtual UUIDs, not real ones.
Do NOT reply with the "QUOTE" button, please use the "POST REPLY", at the bottom of the form.
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