when using virtualbox, you sooner or later come to ask „what harddisk format should i choose?“

SHORT: GO FOR VDI! EVERYTHING ELSE IS NOT PROPERLY SUPPORTED!

Want to know why? Keep on reading:

 

vdi vmdk

vmdk: is the VMWare „default“

vdi: Is the virtualbox default.

so you might think „hey if virtualbox can do both, why not choose vmdk and be flexible, maybe i want to move th VM to another virtualization system (VMWare, Citrix) and its easier with vmdk“.

… until your host one day runs out of physical harddisk space. What then happens IS UGLY UGLY UGLY!virtualbox error realer festplattenspeicher voll - vm stoppt wärend kompieren_VMDK

 

i just say: „INCONSISTENCY BETWEEN GRAIN TABLE AND BACKUP GRAIN TABL“

… and off you go, googlin‘ your ass off… vmware tools… blabla.

virtualbox error realer festplattenspeicher voll - vm stoppt wärend kompieren - restart dann dieser fehler_VMDK

You know what happens if you would have choosen to go with the *.vdi format?

A gentle message of VirtualboX „the machine execution has been suspended…. please free some harddisk space“.

And after freeing some space, the machine keeps running as if there was nothing….

Fazit: If you go VirtualBox… go VDI.

(I have not tested this problem with the other formats)

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