Converting between VM Formats

Trying to get our current TM351 VirtualBox virtual machine into a raw format that we can run on OpenStack… how many times did I go round the houses failing to discover that VBoxManage has a conversion tool (VBoxManage clonemedium) taking something like the form:

VBoxManage clonemedium ~/VirtualBox\ VMs/tm351_18J-student/box-disk001.vmdk tm351_18J-student.raw --format RAW

Export  / conversion / clone formats include: VDI, VMDK, VHD, RAW. There’s also “other”, but I’m not sure what that entails.

This might also be handy: Convert VDI (VirtualBox) to raw, qcow2, qed, vmdk, vhd in Windows.

Author: Tony Hirst

I'm a lecturer at The Open University, with an interest in #opendata policy and practice, as well as general web tinkering...

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