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[SOLVED] Virtual Machine Manager...

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:42 pm
by invex
Where does Virtual Machine Manager store virtual machines?

TIA

Re: Virtual Machine Manager...

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:31 pm
by ajgringo619
Not sure what the default location is, but you can store your VMs anywhere you want.

Re: Virtual Machine Manager...

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:40 pm
by BG405
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.

Re: Virtual Machine Manager...

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:43 pm
by ajgringo619
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.

Re: Virtual Machine Manager...

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:50 pm
by invex
Thank you for your help.
The images are stored here /var/lib/libvirt/images/

Re: Virtual Machine Manager...

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:27 pm
by ajgringo619
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.

Re: [SOLVED] Virtual Machine Manager...

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:52 am
by invex
Good idea.
Thank you.