Rich Freeman on 29 Jul 2011 11:39:14 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] File sharing with virtualizatio

On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 10:36 AM, Eric H. Johnson
<> wrote:
> So far I have found setting up a share to be quite
> difficult requiring the installation of host and client add-ons for
> VirtualBox, installing packages including header files on Ubuntu, and then
> doing a mount.

That's actually exactly what I do.  I install the virtualbox guest
additions in the client.  I already have them installed in the host
(you need kernel modules to run virtualbox anyway - this is just one
more).  If a packaged version is available for the distro I'm running
I just use that, but you do have to keep host and guest additions

Then I just set up a mount in fstab.  If things get out of sync I just
use scp as a fallback.  There is also fuse.sshfs or any number of
other fileshare solutions (which admittedly are pretty poor on linux -
would be nice to see something like 9P ported).

Note that I just run virtualbox at home for
convenience/development/experimentation.  I don't run some kind of
hosting solution or anything production-quality over it.

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