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Re: [libvirt] Ephemeral VM operation



On 10/08/2010 09:49 AM, Dave Allan wrote:
A number of hypervisors have a mode in which changes made to storage
are not persisted across a reboot of the VM.  qemu uses the -snapshot
flag; VMware refers to this functionality as non-persistent disk[1].  Is
this functionality something that is interesting to libvirt?

Dave

[1]
http://www.virtuesofvirtualization.com/2006/10/magic-of-nonpersistent-drives-in-vmware.html

From the point of view of "giving options to end users" then it probably should be.

To implement in QEMU/KVM, it sounds like it could be done by using a
snapshot(s), plus nuking the snapshot when the vm is shut down?


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