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Re: help - recovering virtual machine

On 01/03/2010 10:50 AM, Tom Horsley wrote:
> On Sun, 03 Jan 2010 10:29:14 -0500
> Mail Lists wrote:
>>   I have backups of the entire disk but cannot still boot f11. Is that
>> .xml file stored somewhere ?
> Libvirt itself stashes all its info in some random place, God knows
> where :-). 

  Was hoping someone aside from him/her might know!! I suspect its
buried in the registry somewhere.

If you really have an complete disk image of f11, you might
> be able to chroot to it, start libvirtd, and do the dumpxml command
> that way :-).

 I dont have a disk image - i have rdiff-backup's.

> If your runs of the XP image with the qemu command line work with
> no activation problems, you can probably tweak the new machine
> definition xml to match the qemu command line, since basically all
> the xml does is define the things it will pass to qemu (you just
> have to guess how to translate things :-). More or less complete
> docs for the xml appear at libvirt.org.


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