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Re: [libvirt] Is there an API for clone?



On 11/12/2010 02:07 AM, 黄亮 wrote:
Hi Alex
 
Thank you for your reply.
I just wanna make sure I'm not misunderstanding, virStorageVolGetXMLDesc & virStorageVolCreateXMLFrom together can do the clone process, am I right?
In fact, libvirt will call a group of APIs to complete vol-clone operation, you can track the whole calling process, it  looks like this:
                                              virsh vol-clone <vol-key> <newname>
                                                                           |
                                                                          V
                                                             virConnectOpenAuth
                                                                           |
                                                                          V
                                                        virStorageVolLookupByKey
                                                                           |
                                                                          V
                                                       virStoragePoolLookupByVolume  ('default' is default pool)
                                                                           |
                                                                          V
                                                       virStorageVolGetXMLDesc
                                                                           |
                                                                          V
                                                     virStorageVolCreateXMLFrom
                                                                           |
                                                                          V
                                                           virStorageVolGetName (twice)
                                                                           |
                                                                          V
                                                              virStorageVolFree    (twice)
                                                                           |
                                                                          V
                                                             virStoragePoolFree
                                                                           |
                                                                          V
                                                               virConnectClose
                                                   
                                                                                                  
  Alex
 
Regards
 
 
2010-11-12

Lancer 

发件人: Alex Jia
发送时间: 2010-11-10  13:28:21
收件人: 黄亮
抄送: libvir-list
主题: Re: [libvirt] Is there an API for clone?
Hi lancer,
As Osier said, libvirt hasn't a independent API for cloning an
existing guest, instead of using virStorageVolGetXMLDesc API to 
get a guest volume xml description and then calling  
virStorageVolCreateXMLFrom API to clone a new volume.
For python-virtinst component, you may use virt-clone to implement
this, for libvirt component, you may directly use python binding
API or virsh tool 'vol-clone' to implement it.
I hope it's helpful for you.
- Alex
----- Original Message -----
From: "黄亮" <lancerhuang 163 com>
To: "libvir-list" <libvir-list redhat com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 9:30:28 AM GMT +08:00 Beijing / Chongqing / Hong Kong / Urumqi
Subject: [libvirt] Is there an API for clone?
Hi, guys 
I know there is a command "virt-clone", but I couldn't find the equivalent API here : http://libvirt.org/html/libvirt-libvirt.html 
So, is there an API to clone an existing VM or not? 
Thank you! 
Regards 
2010-11-10 
Lancer 
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