2 computers use the same VM

I currently use Fusion on my MBP 17 ". I think to buy a Mac Pro. Is it possible to use the same virtual machine on both computers (not simultaneously). I would keep the VM files synced, much as I currently synchronize them on my NAS.

I know that when I just copy a virtual machine on the same machine, Fusion detects the change and asked if I moved or copied the VM. I'm OK with having to select 'copy' whenever I run Merge on both machines, as long as the virtual machines themselves are intact and usable.

The new scenario would be that I run Fusion on Mac Pro, most of the time, but when I need to travel, I can also run on the MacBook Pro.

I "move" computers virtual between the hosts and the various external drives fairly regularly.  In fact I run same VMS under VMware Player on a Windows PC and Fusion on my Mac.  As you described I never run them in 2 different places at the same time and, therefore, whenever I wonder that I pass my VM, not copy them.

The only time where you have to answer that you copied a VM is when you expect to run it at the same time / same machine than the original.  I have a starter PC that I do when I need a purpose special VM for some reason any.

If you use your SIN as more of a mechanism of backup that is fine and no doubt very convenient.  My experience is that performance with a virtual stored on a single drive NAS computer is not acceptable in reality nothing to do with the virtual machine.  I recommend FW400 or better than the interface for virtual machines stored on an external drive.

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