Why is Vagrant not synchronizing folders?

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Question :

I’m using:

Windows 8 64 bits    
Vagrant 1.7.2
Virtual box 4.3.28
GitBash 1.9.4 para conexão SSH
Box Ubuntu 14.04.02 Trusty 32 bits
Box Ubuntu 14.04.02 Trusty 64 bits

I’m developing with Ruby on Rails, but I can not edit the generated files in the box, the vagrant folder is not synchronizing nor reading the files in my projects directory.

Follow my vagrant file:

  # -*- mode: ruby -*-
  # vi: set ft=ruby :

  # All Vagrant configuration is done below. The "2" in Vagrant.configure
  # configures the configuration version (we support older styles for 
  # backwards compatibility). Please don't change it unless you know what
  # you're doing.
  Vagrant.configure(2) do |config|
  # The most common configuration options are documented and commented below.
  # For a complete reference, please see the online documentation at
  # https://docs.vagrantup.com.

  # Every Vagrant development environment requires a box. You can search for
  # boxes at https://atlas.hashicorp.com/search.
  config.vm.box = "trusty64"

  # Disable automatic box update checking. If you disable this, then
  # boxes will only be checked for updates when the user runs
  # 'vagrant box outdated'. This is not recommended.
  # config.vm.box_check_update = false

  # Create a forwarded port mapping which allows access to a specific port
  # within the machine from a port on the host machine. In the example below,
  # accessing "localhost:8080" will access port 80 on the guest machine.
  # config.vm.network "forwarded_port", guest: 80, host: 8080

  # Create a private network, which allows host-only access to the machine
  # using a specific IP.
  # config.vm.network "private_network", ip: ""

  # Create a public network, which generally matched to bridged network.
  # Bridged networks make the machine appear as another physical device on
  # your network.
  # config.vm.network "public_network"

  # Share an additional folder to the guest VM. The first argument is
  # the path on the host to the actual folder. The second argument is
  # the path on the guest to mount the folder. And the optional third
  # argument is a set of non-required options.
  # config.vm.synced_folder "../data", "/vagrant_data"

  # Provider-specific configuration so you can fine-tune various
  # backing providers for Vagrant. These expose provider-specific options.
  # Example for VirtualBox:
  # config.vm.provider "virtualbox" do |vb|
  #   # Display the VirtualBox GUI when booting the machine
  #   vb.gui = true
  #   # Customize the amount of memory on the VM:
  #   vb.memory = "1024"
  # end
  # View the documentation for the provider you are using for more
  # information on available options.

  # Define a Vagrant Push strategy for pushing to Atlas. Other push strategies
  # such as FTP and Heroku are also available. See the documentation at
  # https://docs.vagrantup.com/v2/push/atlas.html for more information.
  # config.push.define "atlas" do |push|
  # end

  # Enable provisioning with a shell script. Additional provisioners such as
  # Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt, and Docker are also available. Please see the
  # documentation for more information about their specific syntax and use.
  # config.vm.provision "shell", inline: <<-SHELL
  #   sudo apt-get update
  #   sudo apt-get install -y apache2

Does anyone know why?


Answer :

I solved the problem using another box I found in vagrantcloud.
First I configured it on the Mac, after everything worked, I generated a box (package) and went to windows8, I did the normal procedure and it worked!

I recommend that you use 64bit systems, 32bits systems do not support nfs, and enable virtualization in bios.


You have to “uncomment” the line regarding folder sharing.

config.vm.synced_folder "../data", "/vagrant_data"

The first parameter is the folder of your host, the second is the guest (VM – Vagrant). You will see that in your VM has a folder in the root called vagrant. I recommend that your files or shared folders stay there (it was the only place that worked for me). If you try to share the home folder vangrant will require a password.

There in the documentation has some more parameters … take a look there:


Just uncomment the line:

config.vm.synced_folder "../data", "/vagrant_data"


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