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Re: [LUG] VMs, NAS, USB and Satnavs


On 24/04/16 20:02, M. J. Everitt wrote:
> On 24/04/16 19:50, mr meowski wrote:
>> Lastly, snapshotting is such a vitally useful and simple procedure with
>> VBox I can't really understand why anybody wouldn't use it or run into
>> issues either. Take the snapshot(s), name and number then sensibly and
>> you have a hierarchal tree of past instances to manipulate at will.
>> Sure, it's not as neat or as powerful as the implementation in KVM or
>> ESXi but you can still create clones from snapshots or rewind for
>> testing. What's not to like?
>> Cheers
> Can I pick your brains, perhaps? I had a problem with a particular
> implementation of a VBox Windows7 VM where we wished to make one
> snapshot immutable. It seems there are some tricks to this, as you can't
> just install it, and then snapshot and set some flag (particularly using
> the command-line!). Worse still, trying to detach, mark and re-attach
> and mark immutable the disk file seems to be impossible also. I'm doing
> this by remote over a satellite SSH connection so there's no point
> trying to use GUI instructions alas! Any tips/thoughts/etc?!

That sounds interesting - have you got some more details? Multiple
disks/VMs or just a single VM with one - presumably base - snapshot?
GUI/shell I think is irrelevant here as advanced features like that only
tend to be available through VBoxManage anyway.


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