[virt-tools-list] Is the default of "format" raw? (virt-install)

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Thu Mar 13 17:27:16 UTC 2014

On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 11:39:25PM -0500, Peng Yu wrote:
> Hi,
> `man virt-install` says the following. But it is not clear to me what
> format is used if it is not specified explicitly. Does anybody know?
> Should this be documented?
> Also, how to check what the format is of an image file? Thanks.

I would recommend using qemu-img info:

image: /dev/vg_guests/f21rawhidex64
file format: raw
virtual size: 50G (53687091200 bytes)
disk size: 0

There is an option to set the output to JSON if you need to process
this in another program.


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
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