[virt-tools-list] Possibility to define directory used to save snapshots?
eblake at redhat.com
Mon Jan 29 15:08:15 UTC 2018
On 01/29/2018 09:04 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 01/27/2018 07:04 AM, OmegaPhil wrote:
>> Using Virtual Machine Manager 1.4.3 here on Devuan Ascii with libvirt0
>> 3.0.0-4+deb9u1. I have a collection of VMs on this machine (so single
>> host, no migrations, no shared storage etc etc) that are stored in a
>> storage pool outside of the root volume (since the root volume is mostly
>> dedicated to the OS) - so not '/var/lib/libvirt/images'.
>> The OS volume is running out of space, and I found that snapshots were
>> being stored separately from the VMs, at '/var/lib/libvirt/qemu/save' -
>> is there a way for me to configure where snapshots end up, and
>> preferably in the same storage location as the VMs?
>> '/etc/libvirt/storage' seems to only store configuration for the storage
>> pools that host the VMs.
> There is an (OLD) bugzilla request against libvirt to add the notion of
> an XML element to each <domain> that specifies the preferred storage
> pool to use when libvirt has to create files associated with that domain
> (and where absence of the element then falls back to the current
> /var/lib/libvirt/qemu/save). But such a request has to be implemented
> in libvirt before virt-manager can set the XML.
It helps if I link to the BZ:
Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc. +1-919-301-3266
Virtualization: qemu.org | libvirt.org
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