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VBoxManage CloneHD GUI

After I started using Oracle's VirtualBox software in my testlab, I found it annoying that I needed to use the command line interface every time I wanted to clone a harddrive. So to remedy this, I wrote a small GUI that makes it easier to clone harddrives.


You can choose the source and destination files, change format, variant. All the same parameters you can adjust in the command line version of VBoxManage CloneHD (formerly CloneVDI). When you click the "Clone HD" button, my application starts VBoxManage.exe in the background with the parameters you've selected. The output from this will be displayed in the box in the bottom of the application. It's pretty simple, but really helpful if you can't remember all of the parameters yourself.

The application has been tested and verified to work with Oracle VirtualBox 4.2.12. It might also work with previous versions, but that hasn't been tested.


Changes in v1.1.0.0

  • Now supports VirtualBox 4.2.12. 
  • Added functionality to change UUID of HD
  • Minor bugfixes
  • Improved logging



Download VBoxMange CloneHD GUI (11.8kb, requires .NET 3.5 and Oracle VirtualBox 4.2.12)