Upfrading from Ubuntu 14.03 to Ubuntu 16.0

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Sat Jul 30 02:28:59 UTC 2016


On Sat, 2016-07-30 at 12:13 +1000, Peter wrote:
> How can I transfer a virtual machine image to a new 
> installation.

I'm dead sure this is googlable, but off the top of my head:

Assuming VirtualBox:

- on the old machine:
   - run VirtualBox
   - shut the VM down
   - select Machine -> Export appliance
   - copy the exported appliance to the new machine
- on the new machine
   - install VirtualBox
   - select "Machine -> Import appliance".

That's pretty much job done.

You should also be able to move the machine definition and the related
virtual disks into the appropriate places in the new installation, but
I'm not sure how to add them to VirtualBox's database of known
machines.

Regards, K.

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