Vagrant 1.8.1 on Windows 10 with VirtualBox

Recently I wanted to build a virtual machine with Debian 8, PostgreSQL and Python, to import some data. I use Windows as my main operating system, plus VirtualBox for virtualization, and my best option to create the virtual machine recipe (vagrantfile) was Vagrant, because AZK didn’t support Windows (at the moment of writing, still doesn’t). With the recipe, I could deliver to my client a virtual machine ready for development and production environments.

I went through some problems, which were specific to the Vagrant 1.8.1 and Windows (7 and 10) mix, and I would like to share the solutions that I found to solve everything.

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Resizing a VMDK (with Virtual Box)

To develop my projects, I have a Linux virtual machine on my Desktop and Notebook. When I configured, used a 10GB HD, guessing it would take too long to not have enough space…

The problem is that it didn’t took too long, and suddenly I was with only 900MB of free space. I needed to resize my virtual machine HD, and it is on VMDK (Virtual Machine Disk) format. This format is cool because we can transit between different virtualization softwares… On my case, I like to use Virtual Box from Oracle.

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