The example below converts youvm.img into a vdi.
The -O vdi specifies the new format will be vdi but you can use any other valid formats/vice versa.
qemu-img convert yourvm.img -O vdi yourvm.vdi
This is very handy for those who need to switch between virtualization technologies.........
I wanted to Import/Use a .vmdk hard disk image file from VMWare. Generally you can just "point" VirtualBox to it and use it and it will work but I found an exception.
One of my Centos 4.4 x64 images wouldn't boot. I had two copies, an older one and the newer one. The older one booted as normal (once I changed the VirtualBox driver to IDE from SATA). The newer one stopped at the "GRUB loading" message no matter what I tried.
As far as........
The last transfer I was able to do was 16.77GB according to rsync's output and it worked fine.
16.77G 100% 10.66MB/s 0:25:00 (xfer#17484, to-check=234753/256249)
But on a file over 17GB (gigs) it stalls. Trust me, it really is stalled, it's been about 8 hours with no progression from that point for some reason.
17.24G 54% 10.65MB/s 0:22:07........