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[SOLVED] Virtual Machine Manager...

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Where does Virtual Machine Manager store virtual machines?

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Not sure what the default location is, but you can store your VMs anywhere you want.
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It'll probably be in your /home directory: ~/ VirtualBox VMs. I always change the defaults & put them in a directory in my /DATA partition .. and swap that naughty space in the directory name for an underscore.

There was a line in the config. .xml file pointing to the default, which you could change, but I've yet to find the equivalent in the new versions. I did this to prevent VB from re-creating that pesky non-conforming and unwanted directory in my /home.
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BG405 wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:40 pm
It'll probably be in your /home directory: ~/ VirtualBox VMs. I always change the defaults & put them in a directory in my /DATA partition .. and swap that naughty space in the directory name for an underscore.
I think the OP means the one that installs with QEMU (virt-manager package), but I could be wrong.
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Thank you for your help.
The images are stored here /var/lib/libvirt/images/
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invex wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:50 pm
Thank you for your help.
The images are stored here /var/lib/libvirt/images/
This is the default storage pool. I would strongly recommend creating another one someone else, especially if you're using Timeshift.
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Good idea.
Thank you.
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