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VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide by Alfonso V Romero

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Summary

Virtual storage is one of the most critical aspects of virtual machines. I hope you enjoyed the exercises in this chapter. Keep experimenting with your virtual machines because 'practice makes perfect'. Don't you ever forget that!

Specifically, we covered:

  • How VirtualBox uses 'virtual' hard disks so virtual machines can see them as if they were real.
  • How VirtualBox uses the VDI format for all the new virtual machines created and how it can read the VMDK and VHD formats used by other virtualization products (VMware and Microsoft Virtual PC).
  • How to clone hard disks using the Virtual Media Manager and what the difference is between 'cloning' and 'copying'
  • The difference between using fixed and dynamically expanding hard drive images when creating ...

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