[libvirt-users] virsh dom state

Brian Rak brak at gameservers.com
Mon Mar 23 21:54:34 UTC 2015

On 3/23/2015 12:49 PM, Michal Privoznik wrote:
> On 23.03.2015 16:02, Fiorenza Meini wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> I'm running KVM under Openstack .
>> When I give virsh list command, I see some VM in NON persistent state.
>> What does it mean? How can I move it to a persisten state ?
> You can do that by running:
> virsh dumpxml $dom > dom.xml && virsh define dom.xml
You want `virsh dumpxml --security-info $dom`, not just `virsh 
dumpxml`.  There is a *critical* difference in that the former will 
preserve any passwords you have set (like say, VNC) whereas the latter 
will not.  This is sadly not very obvious.

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