Backing up and recovering a VM

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Re: Backing up and recovering a VM

Postby Wheelspinner99 » 8. Jun 2019, 20:07

Failed to open virtual machine located in C:/Users/Administrator/Documents/MSEdge - Win10 - Copy/MSEdge - Win10.vbox.

Premature end of data in tag VirtualBox line 8.

Location: 'C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\MSEdge - Win10 - Copy\MSEdge - Win10.vbox', line 219 (8), column 12.

F:\tinderbox\win-6.0\src\VBox\Main\src-server\MachineImpl.cpp[495] (long __cdecl Machine::initFromSettings(class VirtualBox *,const class com::Utf8Str &,const class com::Guid *)).

Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005)
Component: MachineWrap
Interface: IMachine {5047460a-265d-4538-b23e-ddba5fb84976}
Callee: IVirtualBox {d0a0163f-e254-4e5b-a1f2-011cf991c38d}

Picture for good measure - http://prntscr.com/nzb28b :lol:
Last edited by socratis on 9. Jun 2019, 19:36, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Enclosed the information in [quote] tag for better readability
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Re: Backing up and recovering a VM

Postby socratis » 9. Jun 2019, 19:35

You didn't copy/paste the whole thing, or something didn't go as planned in the translation...

Please try again...
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Re: Backing up and recovering a VM

Postby klaus » 11. Jun 2019, 20:47

The issue with importing a VM doing the wrong thing regarding the placement of medium information (in the global file instead of the VM config) should be fixed as of 6.0.9r131254. Simply pick up the latest test build from the Test build page.

Note that this does not repair a setup where the issue already caused misplacement (however, the misplacement should not cause trouble on the system where the import happened). We hope to find a way to automatically repair it, but it's tricky because it needs consistently updating potentially many config files.

If someone needs a quick workaround: if one clones the VM where the issue happened then the result will be an intact VM config.
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Re: Backing up and recovering a VM

Postby Wheelspinner99 » 11. Jun 2019, 20:57

Failed to open virtual machine located in C:/Users/Administrator/VirtualBox VMs/MSEdge - Win10 - Copy/MSEdge - Win10.vbox.

Premature end of data in tag VirtualBox line 8.

Location: 'C:\Users\Administrator\VirtualBox VMs\MSEdge - Win10 - Copy\MSEdge - Win10.vbox', line 219 (8), column 12.

F:\tinderbox\win-6.0\src\VBox\Main\src-server\MachineImpl.cpp[495] (long __cdecl Machine::initFromSettings(class VirtualBox *,const class com::Utf8Str &,const class com::Guid *)).

Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005)
Component: MachineWrap
Interface: IMachine {5047460a-265d-4538-b23e-ddba5fb84976}
Callee: IVirtualBox {d0a0163f-e254-4e5b-a1f2-011cf991c38d}
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Re: Backing up and recovering a VM

Postby Wheelspinner99 » 11. Jun 2019, 21:00

socratis, not sure what I am doing wrong. I used the copy button you specified on the virtualbox error window and pasted the contents into a post. That appears to be everything. Please advise.
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Re: Backing up and recovering a VM

Postby Wheelspinner99 » 11. Jun 2019, 21:25

Klaus, Thanks for chiming in, although I am not sure what you mean. Should I update the VB manager to the newest version? I am currently running Version 6.0.6 r130049 (Qt5.6.2)
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Re: Backing up and recovering a VM

Postby klaus » 12. Jun 2019, 13:58

Socratis poked me since he noticed the known issue of misplacing the media registry in the VM config file (which happens purely in the context of VM import with 6.0.x releases). That's why I gave an update on this aspect, which is unrelated to the error you've mentioned last.

The error you get is likely due to copying only the first bit of what socratis provided. There's a lot more than 8 lines (mind the scollbar...) in his proposed config file content.
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Re: Backing up and recovering a VM

Postby Wheelspinner99 » 12. Jun 2019, 17:18

Failed to open virtual machine located in C:/Users/Administrator/VirtualBox VMs/MSEdge - Win10 - Copy/MSEdge - Win10.vbox.

Premature end of data in tag VirtualBox line 8.

Location: 'C:\Users\Administrator\VirtualBox VMs\MSEdge - Win10 - Copy\MSEdge - Win10.vbox', line 219 (8), column 12.

F:\tinderbox\win-6.0\src\VBox\Main\src-server\MachineImpl.cpp[495] (long __cdecl Machine::initFromSettings(class VirtualBox *,const class com::Utf8Str &,const class com::Guid *)).

Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005)
Component: MachineWrap
Interface: IMachine {5047460a-265d-4538-b23e-ddba5fb84976}
Callee: IVirtualBox {d0a0163f-e254-4e5b-a1f2-011cf991c38d}

***** This is all that shows when I try to double click the recovered .vbox file. The output is the same whether I use the 'copy' button on the actual window or if I copy and paste what is in the window to this post.
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Re: Backing up and recovering a VM

Postby Wheelspinner99 » 12. Jun 2019, 17:23

Klaus, Here are the contents of the file that Socrates crafted for me. I am pretty sure this is more than 8 lines. I find that everyone that has been trying to help me is presuming that I am not following the instructions. I can assure you I have made mistakes but I am trying desperately to following instructions explicitly. I have tried to provide screenshots in a lot of these posts to show that I am attempting to do ask instructed. There are simply no more lines to this error other than what I have copied and pasted as instructed by Socrates. - http://prntscr.com/o0yki1

Thanks for your help.

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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="1.15-windows">
  <Machine uuid="{9ecc9b91-aad2-4a4d-8f3c-0e10ee29ace1}" name="MSEdge - Win10" OSType="Windows10_64" currentSnapshot="{60f16e4e-8c51-4a6e-ace1-90ef279e3c55}" snapshotFolder="Snapshots" lastStateChange="2019-05-25T20:00:53Z">
    <MediaRegistry>
      <HardDisks>
        <HardDisk uuid="{5311974e-c371-45aa-a0ae-0fff6f90922c}" location="MSEdge - Win10-disk001.vmdk" format="VMDK" type="Normal">
          <HardDisk uuid="{2ba9b542-4b2d-4bb4-b34d-38edc86b447e}" location="Snapshots/{2ba9b542-4b2d-4bb4-b34d-38edc86b447e}.vmdk" format="VMDK">
            <HardDisk uuid="{40840843-3ba3-47f8-8240-4c4762d7584a}" location="Snapshots/{40840843-3ba3-47f8-8240-4c4762d7584a}.vmdk" format="VMDK"/>
          </HardDisk>
        </HardDisk>
      </HardDisks>
    </MediaRegistry>
    <ExtraData>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/LastGuestSizeHint" value="1024,667"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/LastNormalWindowPosition" value="-2,21,1024,709"/>
    </ExtraData>
    <Snapshot uuid="{ec9f2e7c-8810-456b-bb20-d0a333035db4}" name="Clean install - not activated" timeStamp="2019-05-18T19:34:13Z">
      <Hardware>
        <CPU>
          <PAE enabled="true"/>
          <LongMode enabled="true"/>
          <HardwareVirtExLargePages enabled="true"/>
        </CPU>
        <Memory RAMSize="2048"/>
        <Paravirt provider="Default"/>
        <Boot>
          <Order position="1" device="HardDisk"/>
          <Order position="2" device="DVD"/>
          <Order position="3" device="None"/>
          <Order position="4" device="None"/>
        </Boot>
        <VideoCapture screens="1" file="." fps="25"/>
        <RemoteDisplay>
          <VRDEProperties>
            <Property name="TCP/Address" value="127.0.0.1"/>
            <Property name="TCP/Ports" value="5940"/>
          </VRDEProperties>
        </RemoteDisplay>
        <BIOS>
          <IOAPIC enabled="true"/>
        </BIOS>
        <Network>
          <Adapter slot="0" enabled="true" MACAddress="080027E6E559" cable="true" type="82540EM">
            <NAT/>
          </Adapter>
        </Network>
        <AudioAdapter driver="DirectSound" enabled="false" enabledIn="false" enabledOut="false"/>
        <GuestProperties>
          <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxControl.exe" value="6.0.4r128413" timestamp="1558207805170025200" flags=""/>
          <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxGuest.sys" value="6.0.4r128413" timestamp="1558207805178815200" flags=""/>
          <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxHook.dll" value="6.0.4r128413" timestamp="1558207805171002100" flags=""/>
          <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxMRXNP.dll" value="6.0.4r128413" timestamp="1558207805176861800" flags=""/>
          <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxMouse.sys" value="6.0.4r128413" timestamp="1558207805180768100" flags=""/>
          <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxSF.sys" value="6.0.4r128413" timestamp="1558207805181745000" flags=""/>
          <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxService.exe" value="6.0.4r128413" timestamp="1558207805173931901" flags=""/>
          <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxTray.exe" value="6.0.4r128413" timestamp="1558207805173931900" flags=""/>
          <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/HostVerLastChecked" value="6.0.6" timestamp="1558207992793254700" flags=""/>
          <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/InstallDir" value="C:/Program Files/Oracle/VirtualBox Guest Additions" timestamp="1558207805166118807" flags=""/>
          <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Revision" value="128413" timestamp="1558207805166118806" flags=""/>
          <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Version" value="6.0.4" timestamp="1558207805166118804" flags=""/>
          <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/VersionExt" value="6.0.4" timestamp="1558207805166118805" flags=""/>
          <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/MAC" value="080027E6E559" timestamp="1558207805188581704" flags=""/>
          <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/Status" value="Up" timestamp="1558207805188581703" flags=""/>
          <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/V4/Broadcast" value="255.255.255.255" timestamp="1558207805188581701" flags=""/>
          <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/V4/IP" value="10.0.2.15" timestamp="1558207805188581700" flags=""/>
          <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/V4/Netmask" value="255.255.255.0" timestamp="1558207805188581702" flags=""/>
          <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/Count" value="1" timestamp="1558208020066894900" flags=""/>
          <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/OS/Product" value="Windows 10" timestamp="1558207805166118800" flags=""/>
          <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/OS/Release" value="10.0.17763" timestamp="1558207805166118801" flags=""/>
          <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/HostInfo/GUI/LanguageID" value="en_US" timestamp="1558208023502713600" flags=""/>
        </GuestProperties>
      </Hardware>
      <StorageControllers>
        <StorageController name="IDE Controller" type="PIIX4" PortCount="2" useHostIOCache="true" Bootable="true">
          <AttachedDevice type="HardDisk" hotpluggable="false" port="0" device="0">
            <Image uuid="{5311974e-c371-45aa-a0ae-0fff6f90922c}"/>
          </AttachedDevice>
        </StorageController>
      </StorageControllers>
      <Snapshots>
        <Snapshot uuid="{60f16e4e-8c51-4a6e-ace1-90ef279e3c55}" name="Activated &amp; Splashtop" timeStamp="2019-05-25T18:38:51Z" stateFile="Snapshots/2019-05-25T18-38-51-739374300Z.sav">
          <Description>This was taken after the instance was activated and Splashtop was added.</Description>
          <Hardware>
            <CPU>
              <PAE enabled="true"/>
              <LongMode enabled="true"/>
              <HardwareVirtExLargePages enabled="true"/>
            </CPU>
            <Memory RAMSize="2048"/>
            <Paravirt provider="Default"/>
            <Boot>
              <Order position="1" device="HardDisk"/>
              <Order position="2" device="DVD"/>
              <Order position="3" device="None"/>
              <Order position="4" device="None"/>
            </Boot>
            <VideoCapture screens="1" file="." fps="25"/>
            <RemoteDisplay>
              <VRDEProperties>
                <Property name="TCP/Address" value="127.0.0.1"/>
                <Property name="TCP/Ports" value="5940"/>
              </VRDEProperties>
            </RemoteDisplay>
            <BIOS>
              <IOAPIC enabled="true"/>
            </BIOS>
            <Network>
              <Adapter slot="0" enabled="true" MACAddress="080027E6E559" cable="true" type="82540EM">
                <DisabledModes>
                  <InternalNetwork name="intnet"/>
                </DisabledModes>
                <NATNetwork name="NatNetwork"/>
              </Adapter>
            </Network>
            <AudioAdapter driver="DirectSound" enabled="false" enabledIn="false" enabledOut="false"/>
            <GuestProperties>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxControl.exe" value="6.0.4r128413" timestamp="1558246150712631500" flags=""/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxGuest.sys" value="6.0.4r128413" timestamp="1558246150720445100" flags=""/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxHook.dll" value="6.0.4r128413" timestamp="1558246150713608400" flags=""/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxMRXNP.dll" value="6.0.4r128413" timestamp="1558246150718491700" flags=""/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxMouse.sys" value="6.0.4r128413" timestamp="1558246150721421500" flags=""/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxSF.sys" value="6.0.4r128413" timestamp="1558246150721421501" flags=""/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxService.exe" value="6.0.4r128413" timestamp="1558246150716538301" flags=""/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxTray.exe" value="6.0.4r128413" timestamp="1558246150716538300" flags=""/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/HostVerLastChecked" value="6.0.6" timestamp="1558246217550922700" flags=""/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/InstallDir" value="C:/Program Files/Oracle/VirtualBox Guest Additions" timestamp="1558246150709701707" flags=""/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Revision" value="128413" timestamp="1558246150709701706" flags=""/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Version" value="6.0.4" timestamp="1558246150709701704" flags=""/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/VersionExt" value="6.0.4" timestamp="1558246150709701705" flags=""/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/MAC" value="080027E6E559" timestamp="1558246150751697504" flags=""/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/Status" value="Up" timestamp="1558246150751697503" flags=""/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/V4/Broadcast" value="255.255.255.255" timestamp="1558246150751697501" flags=""/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/V4/IP" value="192.168.0.7" timestamp="1558801536564938000" flags=""/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/V4/Netmask" value="255.255.255.0" timestamp="1558246155794087801" flags=""/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/Count" value="1" timestamp="1558809526871802000" flags=""/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/OS/LoggedInUsers" value="1" timestamp="1558246179397516502" flags="TRANSIENT, TRANSRESET"/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/OS/LoggedInUsersList" value="IEUser" timestamp="1558246179397516501" flags="TRANSIENT, TRANSRESET"/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/OS/NoLoggedInUsers" value="false" timestamp="1558246179397516503" flags="TRANSIENT, TRANSRESET"/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/OS/Product" value="Windows 10" timestamp="1558246150709701700" flags=""/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/OS/Release" value="10.0.17763" timestamp="1558246150709701701" flags=""/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/User/IEUser@MSEDGEWIN10/UsageState" value="Idle" timestamp="1558809391573021100" flags="TRANSIENT, TRANSRESET"/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/HostInfo/GUI/LanguageID" value="en_US" timestamp="1558809494739379200" flags="RDONLYGUEST"/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/HostInfo/VBoxRev" value="130049" timestamp="1558208069643079402" flags="TRANSIENT, RDONLYGUEST"/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/HostInfo/VBoxVer" value="6.0.6" timestamp="1558208069643079400" flags="TRANSIENT, RDONLYGUEST"/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/HostInfo/VBoxVerExt" value="6.0.6" timestamp="1558208069643079401" flags="TRANSIENT, RDONLYGUEST"/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/VMInfo/ResetCounter" value="1" timestamp="1558246117248072402" flags="TRANSIENT, RDONLYGUEST"/>
              <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/VMInfo/ResumeCounter" value="2" timestamp="1558801532994343700" flags="TRANSIENT, RDONLYGUEST"/>
            </GuestProperties>
          </Hardware>
          <StorageControllers>
            <StorageController name="IDE Controller" type="PIIX4" PortCount="2" useHostIOCache="true" Bootable="true">
              <AttachedDevice type="HardDisk" hotpluggable="false" port="0" device="0">
                <Image uuid="{2ba9b542-4b2d-4bb4-b34d-38edc86b447e}"/>
              </AttachedDevice>
            </StorageController>
          </StorageControllers>
        </Snapshot>
      </Snapshots>
    </Snapshot>
    <Hardware>
      <CPU>
        <PAE enabled="true"/>
        <LongMode enabled="true"/>
        <HardwareVirtExLargePages enabled="true"/>
      </CPU>
      <Memory RAMSize="2048"/>
      <Paravirt provider="Default"/>
      <Boot>
        <Order position="1" device="HardDisk"/>
        <Order position="2" device="DVD"/>
        <Order position="3" device="None"/>
        <Order position="4" device="None"/>
      </Boot>
      <VideoCapture screens="1" file="." fps="25"/>
      <RemoteDisplay>
        <VRDEProperties>
          <Property name="TCP/Address" value="127.0.0.1"/>
          <Property name="TCP/Ports" value="5940"/>
        </VRDEProperties>
      </RemoteDisplay>
      <BIOS>
        <IOAPIC enabled="true"/>
      </BIOS>
      <Network>
        <Adapter slot="0" enabled="true" MACAddress="080027E6E559" cable="true" type="82540EM">
          <DisabledModes>
            <InternalNetwork name="intnet"/>
          </DisabledModes>
          <NATNetwork name="NatNetwork"/>
        </Adapter>
      </Network>
      <AudioAdapter driver="DirectSound" enabled="false" enabledIn="false" enabledOut="false"/>
      <GuestProperties>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxControl.exe" value="6.0.4r128413" timestamp="1558246150712631500" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxGuest.sys" value="6.0.4r128413" timestamp="1558246150720445100" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxHook.dll" value="6.0.4r128413" timestamp="1558246150713608400" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxMRXNP.dll" value="6.0.4r128413" timestamp="1558246150718491700" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxMouse.sys" value="6.0.4r128413" timestamp="1558246150721421500" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxSF.sys" value="6.0.4r128413" timestamp="1558246150721421501" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxService.exe" value="6.0.4r128413" timestamp="1558246150716538301" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxTray.exe" value="6.0.4r128413" timestamp="1558246150716538300" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/HostVerLastChecked" value="6.0.6" timestamp="1558246217550922700" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/InstallDir" value="C:/Program Files/Oracle/VirtualBox Guest Additions" timestamp="1558246150709701707" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Revision" value="128413" timestamp="1558246150709701706" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Version" value="6.0.4" timestamp="1558246150709701704" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/VersionExt" value="6.0.4" timestamp="1558246150709701705" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/MAC" value="080027E6E559" timestamp="1558246150751697504" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/Status" value="Up" timestamp="1558246150751697503" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/V4/Broadcast" value="255.255.255.255" timestamp="1558246150751697501" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/V4/IP" value="192.168.0.7" timestamp="1558801536564938000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/V4/Netmask" value="255.255.255.0" timestamp="1558246155794087801" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/Count" value="1" timestamp="1558809526871802000" flags=""/>
        <Gu
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Re: Backing up and recovering a VM

Postby mpack » 12. Jun 2019, 18:21

I don't understand the difficulty. You can clearly see at a glance that your copy of the .vbox file is truncated on column 16 of line 219, whereas the text that Socratis provided has 234 lines. Since this is exactly what the error message told you I'd have thought the problem and the cure were both obvious.
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Re: Backing up and recovering a VM

Postby Wheelspinner99 » 12. Jun 2019, 18:41

I am sorry. I do see this..... I went ahead and corrected this in the vbox file. I attempted to add the machine again via Machine>add and then got this error:
Failed to open a session for the virtual machine MSEdge - Win10.

Could not open the medium 'C:\Users\Administrator\VirtualBox VMs\MSEdge - Win10 - Copy\MSEdge - Win10-disk001.vmdk'.

VD: error VERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND opening image file 'C:\Users\Administrator\VirtualBox VMs\MSEdge - Win10 - Copy\MSEdge - Win10-disk001.vmdk' (VERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND).

Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005)
Component: MediumWrap
Interface: IMedium {ad47ad09-787b-44ab-b343-a082a3f2dfb1}

***** Here is a screenshot of the directory containing the VM files. All hidden files are exposed - http://prntscr.com/o0zki1
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Re: Backing up and recovering a VM

Postby klaus » 12. Jun 2019, 18:57

This is weird - VirtualBox says that something isn't there when it is. Since usually both claims are correct it's a question what's the difference between the config file representation of the file name and what you have on disk. In other words - there are likely some funny characters in the disk image file name... either the spaces are no real spaces, the dash(es) are no real dashes and so on.

The directory part is certainly no problem, because VirtualBox takes the VM directory as the starting point for the (relative) file name in the config file, so only that bit can have issues.

Sometimes Unicode can be a pain... this problem didn't exist in the good old ASCII only days.
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Re: Backing up and recovering a VM

Postby klaus » 12. Jun 2019, 19:04

Doh. Apologies to Unicode, it's not to blame this time. Your disk extension is .vdi, and for some reason socratis assumed it's .vmdk. Just adjust the line containing "<HardDisk uuid="{5311974e" to have the file name extension .vdi, and also change the format from VMDK to VDI.
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Re: Backing up and recovering a VM

Postby Wheelspinner99 » 12. Jun 2019, 19:05

I did notice that but chalked it up to me not knowing enough about this process. Let me makes those adjustments and report back.
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Re: Backing up and recovering a VM

Postby mpack » 12. Jun 2019, 19:07

The characters in the .vbox file seem to be standard ASCII, so that would imply that the file on the host is different.

I would just copy the filename string out of the .vbox file and use it to rename the file on the host, making them identical.
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