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1.  power off the vm

2.  create a clone of the virtual disk and set the output location as the desired new location

example for a VMDK formatted virtual disk

vboxmanage clonehd current-vdisk-path new-vdisk-path --format VMDK

the cloned disk will have a different UUID

3.  Edit the vm settings and change the path of the virtual disk to the cloned disk