[libvirt-users] snapshots and vmdk

Boylan, Ross Ross.Boylan at ucsf.edu
Sat May 30 02:35:51 UTC 2015

Does libvirt support snapshotting when the virtual disk comes from a vmdk file?  

http://wiki.libvirt.org/page/Snapshots#Desired_functionality seems to say no, since it says "'virsh snapshot', which requires all disk images to be qcow2".

OTOH, man virsh, http://libvirt.org/formatsnapshot.html, and http://libvirt.org/formatdomain.html#elementsDisks seem to indicate more flexibility, though I see nothing about vmdk.

If there is support for vmdk, is it just for external snapshots, or do internal snapshots work?

Currently running libvirt 0.9.12, qemu-kvm 1.1.2 (though I could use vmware workstation), linux kernel 3.2.0.

Ross Boylan

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