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Generate and attach an external disk

  1. Go to Virtual Machines and click on your virtual machine (make sure it is Stopped)
  2. Go to Disks
  3. In the Data Disk section, click Create and attach a new disk
  4. Set the name, size and type to your needs and click
  5. Click Save
  6. When save is complete, start the virtual machine

It is also possible to create the external disk when creating the virtual machine.

From this point the external disk will be mounted on /data and will be seen as the instance internal storage by the Android OS.

Migrate the external disk to another instance


The original and target instances should have the same Android version. If versions are different, we cannot guarantee the result.

  1. Make sure that both the original and target virtual machines are powered off
  2. Go to Virtual Machines and click on the original instance (make sure it is Stopped)
  3. Go to Disks
  4. In the Data Disk section, click next to the external disk you wish to detach
  5. Click Save
  6. Open the target virtual machine and go to Disks
  7. In the Data Disk section, click Attach existing disk
  8. In the Disk name drop down box, select the external disk
  9. Click Save
  10. Start the target virtual machine

The original instance internal storage /data will then replace the target instance one - all the applications and settings installed in the original instance will be available in the target instance.

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