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Re: [Libguestfs] virt-p2v migration



Ok, thanks Rich, I will take a look and get back to you.

On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 5:13 PM, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones redhat com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 01, 2017 at 04:57:24PM +0000, cmc wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I've been trying to migrate a physical host with two disks (the first,
>> sda, is the OS disk and the second, sdb, is a data disk) into a VM,
>> and it always fails on the second disk. The first disk, the OS disk,
>> migrates fine, but when it starts on the second it fails almost
>> straightaway with the following error:
>>
>> (0.00/100%)^Mqemu-img: Could not open '/var/tmp/v2vovl811e67.qcow2':
>> Could not open backing file: Failed to connect socket: Connection
>> refused
>>
>> I can't see this backing file, but it may be deleted when the process
>> fails, as unfortunately it cleans up and deletes not only the
>> successfully migrated sda and associated files, but I suspect the
>> second as well. Most of the rest of the log can be seen at:
>>
>> http://theninthdimension.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/virt-p2v-error.html
>
> What's actually happening is when the conversion server tries to
> connect to the second disk, the ssh connection has been dropped, hence
> the "backing file" (in fact an NBD server) cannot be connected to.
>
> Refer to the second diagram here:
>
>   http://libguestfs.org/virt-p2v.1.html#how-virt-p2v-works
>
> I don't know why the second connection has been dropped.  Does the
> conversion server have ssh timeouts enabled?  Or bash timeouts?  You
> can check ClientAlive* settings in /etc/ssh/sshd_config.  Also look
> for TMOUT or TIMEOUT environment variables on the conversion server.
> You can also look in the logs on the conversion server to see if the
> ssh connection was dropped or forced to close, and why.
>
> Rich.
>
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