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Re: [Xen-users] How to see Dom0 home from the DomU

  • To: "Mark Williamson" <mark.williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: "Todd Deshane" <deshantm@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 19:19:04 -0400
  • Cc: Miguel Madrid Villar <madrivi@xxxxxxxxx>, xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 12:03 PM, Mark Williamson
<mark.williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Friday 16 May 2008, Miguel Madrid Villar wrote:
>> Hello, i have been looking over inet for an answer to a problem iam unable
>> to resolve, and after not being able to find a solution, i hope to get an
>> aswer in the list.
>> I have been trying to reach my /home (Dom0) from one of my virtual machines
>> (i'm runnning them in debian etch) and i'm unable to do it, what i'm trying
>> to do is to catch a file from the /home of my Dom0, copy it, and paste it
>> in the /home of the virtual machine hosted in the debian Dom0.
>> I'm trying to do it without mounting the dom0 directory, my perfect
>> solution could be one where i can directly see the Dom0 /home like with
>> vmware tools, where you can drag and drop a file from the host machine to
>> the guest machine.
>> Is it possible? or i'm trying to do an impossible feat?
> I'd suggest you consider one of the following options:
> * export (possibly read only) the file you want to the domU using NFS
> * export the guest's filesystem using NFS and then copy files onto it
> * set up SSH keys so that you can simply scp files into the guest
> * boot the guest from NFS entirely
> * use a cluster filesystem
> There are probably more options too.  I would think that setting up ssh keys
> and then using scp would be the simplest way of doing things if you have
> network access.

I think that all of these are good solutions too. Another option that I would
add would be to setup host-only networking with a dummy device in dom0
and adding a the domU to that dummy bridge. That way the guest and
dom0 can connect directly over the network in a secure and private way.


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