Is there a way to “archive” a Vagrant box?
For instance, let’s say I’ve used Bedrock-Ansible, and my project has reached a 1.0 state and is deployed. Client is happy and I move on to other projects.
Is there a quick, reliable way to archive the box (say, put it on an external drive), keeping all databases and stuff intact, so that I (or another person) can come back to the project later with an exact copy of software, files, and databases as I left them?
I ask because I’ve tried to move virtual machines around and VirtualBox gets all weird.
There’s nothing specific about the bedrock-ansible project for this. Ideally you’d just archive/backup two things:
- The project folder itself with the
- The VirtualBox VM
I’ve seen some stuff on cloning the images for back up purposes. Example: http://ryantrotz.com/2011/12/virtualbox-snapshots-and-vmis/
Thanks! Sorry–probably off-topic, then. I just didn’t know if you guys worked some Vagrant magic to create archives of your own projects, and was hoping for something that wasn’t VirtualBox-specific. (I just came across a Vagrant command that packages the current box, but apparently it’s also tied to VirtualBox.)