2012-03-02

Resizing a vmdk disk image using Oracle VM VirtualBox 4

My work PC has a small disk, thus i made a 4 GB virtual machine. After getting an external harddrive, it turned out to be hard to resize. I spent too much time to find a solution there, so i'm noting all steps here:

First power off the VMs that use the vmdk.

>"C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\vboxmanage.exe" clonehd -format vdi "I:\VMs\X_dev\X-disk1.vmdk" "I:\VMs\X_dev\X-disk1.vdi"
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Clone hard disk created in format 'vdi'. UUID: [...]

>"C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\vboxmanage.exe" modifyhd --resize 16000 "I:\VMs\X_dev\X-disk1.vdi"
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