I'm experiencing some problems with my current installation of Ubuntu 13.04. Is there a way to back up my current Virtualbox Windows 7 VM so when I cleanly install Ubuntu again I can just import the VM into Virtualbox without having to reinstall it and all of its software?



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I've used 2 methods.

  1. In the file menu you can export the VM and put it on some other media to use in VB.
  2. You can copy the ~/.VirtualBox and the folder where you've saved the VB disk images to other media and then copy them back after your re-install (Like this personal)

Or just copy the virtual disk file (.vdi or whatever) that is in the virtual machine's folder.

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