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[libvirt] Re: [FYI] Skript to extract qcow2 snapshot info to libvirt snapshot xml

The 20/10/11, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 08:50:35AM +0200, Philipp Hahn wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I sometimes get foreign qcow2 images with embedded snapshots. Without the 
> > corresponding XML files libvirt doesn't recognize them. Therefor I created 
> > the attached script to fake-create the missing snapshot XML files.
> > Be advised that the XML files might not work in all cases, especially when the 
> > configuration was changed between snapshots, but at least I prefer a solution 
> > working 95% of the times instead of 0% ;-)
> > And since I already wrote it, others might find it useful as well.
> I wonder if we ought to put this in the libvirt source tree under
> examples/ or something like that. Or turn it into a proper script
> at tools/virt-qemu-import-snapshots ?

Or a proper command to export/import VMs like

  # virsh export domainone --no-disks > domainone.dom   # (gzip tarball?)
  # virsh import domainone.dom

The tool would do whatever is needed behind the scene (pause, add memory
to the archive, etc).

We could have the same for pools, networks, etc.

Nicolas Sebrecht

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