[pve-devel] copy_vm: new option -target

Stefan Priebe - Profihost AG s.priebe at profihost.ag
Fri May 3 10:14:08 CEST 2013


Am 03.05.2013 10:11, schrieb Alexandre DERUMIER:
> Hi Stefan,
> Just to known, why don't you use linked clone ?  (Do you have tried it, does it work fine with rbd ? are io/s good ?)

Linked clones are buggy with bobtail and will not be fixed before
cuttlefish. So right now they're not usable. Also i'm mainly using
templates with empty disks so they're not really linked at all i just
use the templates as predefined settings.

> Another idea for later, we could also implement:
> 1)rbd clone
> 2)rbd flatten  (this detach the clone from the parent, copying data from parent to child)
> Same can be use with nexenta for "full clone" from a snapshot.
> I could be also usefull to detach an existing linked clone (it's also possible with qcow2 clone I think)
Yes that might be a really cool feature.


> ----- Mail original ----- 
> De: "Dietmar Maurer" <dietmar at proxmox.com> 
> À: "Alexandre DERUMIER" <aderumier at odiso.com> 
> Cc: pve-devel at pve.proxmox.com, "Stefan Priebe - Profihost AG" <s.priebe at profihost.ag> 
> Envoyé: Vendredi 3 Mai 2013 08:42:25 
> Objet: RE: [pve-devel] copy_vm: new option -target 
>>>> Should be possible to fix qemu-img? 
>> Yes, I think it should be possible. Code is not so huge. 
>> But Maybe do you have a better understanding of the code. (As you have played 
>> with backup ;) 
> Maybe, but I need to make the other things stable first (this is only an 'optimization') 

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