Unlink Linked Clone

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac Feature Suggestions' started by MalcolmS4, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. MalcolmS4

    MalcolmS4

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    I would like to propose the ability to take a Linked Clone of a VM and 'unlink it' - i.e. consolidate the entire Linked Clone into a stand alone, independent VM.
    Though it might be used rarely, when needed it would be invaluable. Linked Clones can be used to perform multiple experiments with VM's from a single common basis without risking the 'parent' - far beyond the capabilities of Snapshots. If such an experiment proves worthy as a viable independent VM then being able to detach it into a standalone VM without having to drag it's parent around with it would be superb.

    I'd imagine using 'Archive' or 'Prepare for Transfer' would potentially be a good avenue to explore for the mechanics of how to go about this, but a distinct 'Unlink' feature would be helpful to most of the users who would benefit from this.
     

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