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Import appliance without using existing Virtual Drive


#1

Hello,

When I first installed Whonix, I made the mistake of allocating it 100gb virtual space, meaning my gateway and workstation both are at 100gb each.
Now, when I try to import new appliance because I wanna make a new gateway and workstation that are max 5gb each, im met with problems, both choses the old virtual space at 100gb every time.
How can bypass this problem?


#2

Non-issue. It are sparse files so the space does not get actually
allocated (used).


#3

They are actually 100gb each.

the file size is 100gb, while being dynamic.

when you transfer the workstation, you need 100gb space to store it


#4

Really shouldn’t. Did you use an option to initialize disks?

When you export and import VMs, size should stay down also.


#5

But how can I import a new Gateway, without using existing Hard drive/file?

This problem been with me long time, so I appreciate all the help.


#6

I also wanna mention, when I try to import new appliance, im not able to adjust any settings, CPU, disk space etc.


#7

I will buy you a beer 10$(LTC) if you help me with this issue


#8

Good day,

Usually, there shouldn’t be an association with a previously created drive when importing an appliance. Could you share a screenshot of the “set-up screen”, i.e. what you see after double clicking on the appliance?

Have a nice day,

Ego


#9

It choses an old Hard drive,


#10

Here it is finished with size:


#11

Good day,

That all is as expected. It creates a new disk that dynamically allocates the required storage for every Gateway. That’s why the storage ends up in folder “Whonix-Gateway_5”, not “Whonix-Gateway”.

Have a nice day,

Ego


#12

im sorry, I don’t follow?

so how do I fix it so I can chose the size? since its 100gb?


#13

Good day,

100GB is the predefined size as set by us. As @Patrick said in post #4, these do not actually take 100GB unless necessary and should thus stay at around 3-8GB.

Have a nice day,

Ego