Changing the UUID of a .vmdk file: VirtualBox

I moved my Sites to a Linux host with that was using VirtualBox as a “hypervisor”. My webservers are Linux clients, and they were installed using the virtual appliance from Bitnami. The short story is, the UUID of the hard drives matched, and even though a Windows box with VMware Workstation doesn’t care, a Linux box with Virtualbox did. To remedy this, I used the following command:

“VBoxManage internalcommands sethduuid /home/dbliss/Documents/vms/MCHB/MCHB.vmdk”

It’s worth noting that I needed the full path of the vmdk file in order for this command to work. Everything in quotes should be one line.

I used this post to help me with the winning formula.

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