[PVE-User] Copy sparse file

StalkR stalkr at stalkr.net
Sat Mar 12 11:42:41 CET 2011


You can use rsync [1] with option -S or --sparse to transfer sparse files.
Obviously, it will only work if sparse files are also handled on the other side.


[1] http://linux.die.net/man/1/rsync

On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 10:25, CDR <venefax at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a KVM virtual machine ready from a Red Hat installation that i want
> to use with Proxmox. It is a sparse file. However, if I copy the image via
> scp to any other box, it becomes a regular file and it assumes its full
> size. How can I transfer this image as is, i.e., as a sparse file?
> Federico
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