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Old 10-28-2008, 02:01 PM   #1
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backing up data made in a virtual box


Can I copy data made on a virtual box off of the box? I'm about to reinstall my distro, and have just one file on the VB that I want to save.
 
Old 10-28-2008, 02:05 PM   #2
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Never mind; I solved my own problem. I forgot that Virtualbox can access the rest of my hard drive if I set it up to (which I already did). I'd have to look up how I did that; but once set up, if running Windows XP on the box, as I am, the rest of the HD (whichever folders the user told VB it could access) is accessible through My Network Places.

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Old 10-28-2008, 02:16 PM   #3
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In case someone else stumbles on this thread, I believe you are talking about using a writeable samba shared folder, right?

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I see there is essentially the same thing where you create a shared folder in the VirtualBox front end, then you use My Network Places -> Add Network Place to add access to it.

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Old 10-28-2008, 11:58 PM   #4
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Yup. Since I'm running Windows XP on the VB, I thereafter accessed the shared folder through Windows Explorer.
 
  


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