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Windows synched folders #67

tgroff opened this Issue Apr 8, 2015 · 1 comment


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tgroff commented Apr 8, 2015

Hi Jeff, I have been using drupal-vm for a few weeks now with great success, I can't tell you how much time this has saved me in spinning up quick dev sites for testing patches, debugging, etc! I wanted to make one suggestion about Windows shared folders, perhaps a documentation update in example.config.yml for Windows users?

I have had no problems with Windows + Virtualbox native file sharing, it has been very fast and reliable. The only thing I have changed for file sharing on Windows is the - local_path: on line 12 of config.yml. For Windows it works best to create a new system folder within the drupal-vm folder with your preferred name such as docroot and change the config to:

- local_path: docroot

This way the VM happily puts the html and drupal folders and files in the newly created V:\drupal-vm\docroot\ and shares the directory with vboxfs! That's the only tweak I've had to make to get everything running smoothly on Windows 7 x64. Thanks!

[updated] I just realized I don't actually have to create the docroot first, it seems vagrant up will create the folder for me! 👍


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geerlingguy commented Apr 23, 2015

I've added docs in, and will also be committing a small tweak to the yaml file's documentation about this (and some other file sync troubleshooting tips).

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