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Use .qcow2 VM file format for VirtualBox

One way to use a qcow2 (or any other format) image in the VirtualBox without conversion is to connect it to the host block device and let VirtualBox use that device. Load nbd module: modprobe nbd Use ...
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Limiting the file size of .qcow2 files

vmdk behaves exactly the same as qcow2 in this aspect: it will grow to the set virtual disk size and no more, but if you do snapshots, it can grow indefinitely (up to additional full virtual disk size ...
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Limiting the file size of .qcow2 files

The qcow2 disk image format, like other dynamically allocated image formats such as VDI (used by Virtualbox), does not grow indefinitely with use. When creating such a disk image, you must specify its ...
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Use .qcow2 VM file format for VirtualBox

Virtualbox does not support the use of qcow2 disk image files. The disk image file formats currently supported by Virtualbox are VDI, VMDK, VHD, and HDD (ref: https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/...
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