Hexagrid Computing - Knowledgebase - Converting VirtualBox VDI files to QCOW2

Both vdi and qcow images are compressed, so a a 10 Gb .vid or .qcow will take less space on your hard drive. Conversion, however, requires you to first convert the .vdi to a raw image, which will require the full 10 Gb, so plan accordingly. Assume your VirtualBox image is called “ubuntu.vdi” Step 1. Convert the VB disk vdi image to a raw image format. clonehd --format RAW ubuntu.vdi ubuntu.img Note: The ubunut.img is a raw disk image, it will be quite large (as many GB as your virtual drive is, see above). Step 2 : convert the raw image to a qcow -img convert -f raw ubuntu.img -O qcow2 ubuntu.qcow Upload the ubuntu.qcow to web/ftp server and Import it as appliance from VxDataCenter

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