[fedora-virt] Re: virt-p2v

Brian Krusic brian at krusic.com
Tue Jan 27 23:11:16 UTC 2009

Hi David,

Well, my / is 25G however the image that gets produced is 400G.

The 400G is that actual size of my entire disk but I only have a 25G  
partition defined, the rest of the drive is blank other then for a  
small swap partition.

- Brian

On Jan 27, 2009, at 2:31 PM, David Lutterkort wrote:

> 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.
> David

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