Manually Create Whonix VM Settings
- Only got a backup of
.vdivirtual machine hard disk files? Want to restore them? That's what this page is for.
- Want to create a backup of Whonix ™? See Backup Whonix ™ VMs instead.
- In case you want to use other operating systems behind Whonix-Gateway ™, other than the default Whonix-Workstation ™, then rather read the Other Operating Systems page.
The following instructions are useful, if you have a backup of Whonix ™
.vdmk) hard disk images but want to restore them. This could be the case if your VM settings file is damaged or missing for some reason or if you only made a backup of the
1. Install Whonix ™ normally.
The easiest is probably to download and import a new Whonix ™ as if getting started with Whonix ™ for the first time.
This is required to get the required Whonix ™ VM settings (which configure important things such as connecting Whonix-Workstation ™ to Whonix-Gateway ™.
2. Power off the VM.
If not already.
3. Replace the virtual hard disk files.
Note: This step is unspecific to Whonix ™
In the VirtualBox VMs folder
~/VirtualBox VMs, replace the original
.vdi with the version from your backup.