How to Clone a VirtualBox Virtual Machine Guest OS

This video tutorial will walk you through, step-by-step, how to Clone a VirtualBox Virtual Machine in Oracle VirtualBox.

This post explains How to Clone a VirtualBox Virtual Machine in Sun VirtualBox with very simple steps.

What is Cloning of Virtual Machine?

Cloning virtual machines allows duplicating pre installed and configured virtual machines very easily without re installing OS and other programs. This is the ideal method to create multiple similar virtual machines in short time.

1. Select the virtual machine you want to clone in the left pane of the VirtualBox main window. Right Click and select Clone

2. The wizard that opens with a simple two-step process. The first step requires you to give the clone a name

Note: Give this clone a different name than the source virtual machine name

3. The second step of the wizard asks the type of clone you want to create. You want to create a full clone.

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