[virt-tools-list] problem with cloning a vhost template to a remote host

Harald Dunkel harald.dunkel at aixigo.de
Fri Feb 26 14:57:44 UTC 2010

Hi folks,

I would like to clone a virtual host template to a remote
host, using this procedure:

	cd /export/storage
	rsync -SHa --progress $template/. $rhost:/export/storage/$name
	virsh dumpxml $template | ssh $rhost "cat >/tmp/$name.xml"
	disks=$(cd $template && for i in *.img; do echo -n "-f $name/$i "; done)
	ssh $rhost "cd /export/storage && virt-clone --connect qemu:///system --original-xml=/tmp/$name.xml -n $name --preserve-data $disks"

Problem: On the remote side I get an error message saying:

ERROR    Could not determine original disk information:
Disk '/export/storage/squeeze/hda.img' does not exist.

Since I used '--preserve-data' I doubt that this error
is reasonable. virt-clone should not care about the old
disk image, but accept the new one as it is.

Is there some way around this? Any helpful comment would be
highly appreciated.



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