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[et-mgmt-tools] Re: [PATCH] Adding the option "--nodiskcopy" for virt-clone



On Mon, May 28, 2007 at 08:24:50PM +0900, Kazuki Mizushima wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I make a patch added "--nodiskcopy" option for virt-clone.
> 
> When this option is specified, only changing and defining
> a XML is done, and read/write copying is not done. 
> 
> When a user wants to use a ready-made snapshot product and so on 
> not a normal copy(read/write) at the time of device copying, I 
> think that this option is effective. It may be faster than
> normal copying.
> 
> A user uses in the following.
> 1)Take snapshot
>   A user takes snapshot which becomes R/W volumes
>   (e.g. split-mirror way). It depends on a product.
> 
> 2)Take clone having --nodiskcopy option
>   #virt-clone -o original -n clone -f /dev/snapshot_sysvol
>                                    -f /dev/snapshot_data1
>                                    -f /dev/snapshot_data2
>                                    --nodiskcopy

Looks good to me, though I think I'd prefer --preserve-data instead of 
--nodiskcopy as a name. 

Dan.
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