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RE: [Xen-users] Migrating VBDs

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  • Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 15:25:15 +0100
  • Delivery-date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 07:27:04 -0700
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  • Thread-topic: [Xen-users] Migrating VBDs

Heiko Wundram scribbled on 11 April 2006 14:47:
> Am Dienstag 11 April 2006 15:22 schrieb In-Tuition Xen:
>> I'm currently using Xen 3 with file-backed VBDs and have just setup a
>> new Xen0 server.  What's the best way of copying the image files
>> across to the new server (currently stored locally on the old Xen0)?
>> I want a copy because I'm duplicating the XenU's.  I've tried scp
>> but the image files take up their full disk allocation rather than
>> their actual usage (eg 5GB instead of the 1.1GB actually used). 
>> Would rsync using rsyncd be better, or NFS?
> Personally, I would tar the image, copy the tar file and untar it on
> the destination machine. tar has proper handling of sparse files (see
> the commandline options for the options you need to specify for
> sparse file handling), and should unpack the domU file to the proper
> size you're seeing on your old dom0.

Great, thanks for the tip.

And what's the best way for handling LVM VBD migration?


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