[fedora-virt] Re: virt-p2v
Richard W.M. Jones
rjones at redhat.com
Wed Jan 28 10:47:09 UTC 2009
On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 10:31:44PM +0000, 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.
Unfortunately not - virt-p2v can only migrate whole disks.
Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat http://et.redhat.com/~rjones
virt-p2v converts physical machines to virtual machines. Boot with a
live CD or over the network (PXE) and turn machines into Xen guests.
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