Hi, hope everyone is well.
First off, i am sorry i know no links but they are guides to vituralbox and orcal docs for exporting VMs…
I was hoping someone can provide me some guidance here on moving my Whonix VM i currently use to a new laptop i just got. Thats the main goal. without losing any data
SO, that is what I am trying to accomplish is to move my Whonix VM gateway and workstation i use with Virtualbox to a new laptop i got. Plain and simple.
I am copying the VM files per the instructions on the Virtualbox forums here:
Just copy/paste the files under the Virutal VMs dir. I quote now “copy/move the VM folder (with contents) to your preferred location, then use the manager’s Machine|Add menu item to register the .vbox file (found in the VM folder) from its new location. On some hosts e.g. Windows you can simply double-click the .vbox file to register the VM.”
Now, I was getting errors when i am using a 64GB USB thumb drive. So what i did so far was network my computers together so i could map my new Laptop as a drive.
That seems to be working better…
I am transferring the files now.
After this is done, do i need to do anything before i add it as a VM on my new laptop host?
It was saying something about the path to the file. “If you are running on a Windows host then be wary of moving VMs to removable storage. Windows has a nasty habit of changing the drive letters of removable drives, which will invalidate the VM path stored when you used Machine|Add.”
Please let me know if i am on the right track.
If this does not work can i fix the error, if it provides me an error and could you help?
Or can i use the Export as an OVF file per the guide here:
And what setting do i choose for the network adpaters and to strip the MAC Addresses or keep them, and there is another setting too, This is the setting i am referring to as exporing as an appliance (OVF file) from the guide oracle docs link above. * MAC Address Policy: Specifies whether to retain or reassign network card MAC addresses on export.
I had a question about this setting if the normal way of moving the VM does not work… or if i am missing a step since the paths are different bc the users name on my new laptop…
Any advice on moving a Whonix configured and being used already to a new laptop host, please let me know.
It would be much appreciated,