[fedora-virt] Re: virt-p2v

David Lutterkort lutter at redhat.com
Tue Jan 27 22:31:44 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-01-22 at 20:24 +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 10:34:22AM -0800, Brian Krusic wrote:
> > I've used virt-p2v many times with great success.
> >
> > However I have an issue.
> >
> > I've always converted hosts having small disks of around 35G over to  
> > domUs but have an issue were my current host in need of being  
> > virtualized has a physical disk of 400G but its / partition is only 35G, 
> > the rest of the drive is unallocated/unpartitioned and therefore unused.
> [...]
> > I obviously don't want to migrate the entire 400G disk as it only has a 
> > 35G root partition (ext3, no LVMs in this case).
> Oh dear, this is a problem :-(
> The answer unfortunately is that virt-p2v currently doesn't support
> this - we can only migrate whole block devices.

As I understand Brian, the block device is whatever / is mounted on, a
25G partition, and it shouldn't matter how big the actual disk is
containing the partition.


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