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VMware to VirtualBox

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My tests with VirtualBox went well enough that I decided to move my webserver and mailserver VMs to it (from VMware Workstation 6 beta). VMware does the job great, but VBox is open source and a little faster. So the machine serving this page to you is now running in VirtualBox Smile

The conversion process isn’t exactly straightforward, though. Unfortunately there’s currently no tools which can convert a VMware hard disk image into a VirtualBox one. So with help from the guys in #mdv-cooker IRC - especially Colin Guthrie, thanks Colin - I used the following method.

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