VirtualBox Plugin

VirtualBox backup plugin only works with Backup4all.


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If you already have Backup4all, you can add the VirtualBox backup plugin below.


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VirtualBox - Backup Plugin

VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.

About VirtualBox

VirtualBox is being actively developed with frequent releases and has an ever growing list of features, supported guest operating systems and platforms it runs on. VirtualBox is a community effort backed by a dedicated company: everyone is encouraged to contribute while Oracle ensures the product always meets professional quality criteria.

How to backup and restore VirtualBox using Backup4all plugin

After you install and configure VirtualBox, you can back it up to move its settings on another computer or to re-configure it after re-installing your system. This is why the plugin to back up VirtualBox is important as it will save you time.

Creating a backup job in Backup4all using the VirtualBox plugin, allows you to back-up the application data files and registry entries.

In order to backup VirtualBox, you have to follow these steps:

  1. Download and install the backup plugin here: VirtualBox backup plugin
  2. After you installed the plugin in Backup4all, define a backup job and run it to back-up VirtualBox. If you don't know how to install the plugin and run the backup, read this article:http://www.backup4all.com/kb/how-to-download-install-and-use-backup-plugins-910.html

If you need to restore the VirtualBox files after a fresh system installation or on a different computer, follow these steps:

  1. Install VirtualBox and the VirtualBox plugin from here: VirtualBox backup plugin
  2. Open in Backup4all the .bkc catalog file from the destination.
  3. Press the Restore button and follow the wizard steps.

What information is backed up when using the VirtualBox plugin

The backup plugin mentioned above will add as backup sources the following information:

  • Log files
  • User files

Raw Plugin (XML) Code: VirtualBox.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<b4asource version="1.0">
	<!--Program unique ID (GUID)-->
	<id>{3D2780AA-00AA-C522-4879-6A7F1D6EAB24}</id>
	<!--Program name-->
	<name>VirtualBox</name>
	<!--Executable file path-->
	<exepath type="0"/>
	<!--Minimum and maximum versions for which the backup was tested-->
	<minversion/>
	<maxversion/>
	<!--Information about the plugin author-->
	<author>
		<name>Softland SRL</name>
		<email>support@backup4all.com</email>
		<website>https://www.backup4all.com</website>
	</author>
	<!--Variables used in the XML file-->
	<variables>
		<!--If type="reg" then the value will be read from the registry-->
	</variables>
	<!--The backup sources-->
	<sources>
		<source name="Logs" type="folder">
			<folder>%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\VirtualBox</folder>
		</source>
		<source name="User files" type="folder">
			<folder>%USERPROFILE%\.VirtualBox</folder>
		</source>
	</sources>
</b4asource>