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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH 0/3] esx: Storage volume up- and download



On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 4:44 PM, Matthias Bolte
<matthias bolte googlemail com> wrote:
> I started the download part and the stream driver quite a while ago
> but stopped and put it aside as I realized that the storage volume
> API up- and download functions assume one file per volume. This is a
> problem with ESX as a VMDK can consist of two files. To solve this
> now I added two new flags: METADATA and CONTENT. With this flags the
> user can specify which part of such a volume to transfer. See patch
> 3/3 for more details.
>

Well technically VMDKs can have more than 2 files per disk. They have
the .vmdk which is just the metadata but then the content pieces can
be divided into 2G chunks. Would this be something you'd want to
account for in this patch series or a future update?

-- 
Doug Goldstein


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