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Re: [virt-tools-list] Error when cloning using virt-manager

On 09/06/2012 03:49 PM, Renato Alves wrote:
> Hi Eric,
> Thanks for the feedback.
> I don't quite understand why I need a storage pool on the client if I'm
> cloning from and to the remote server, but here is the output.

You don't need it on the client, but on the source and destination.

> This is what I get on all 3 machines: the host (Ubuntu) and 2 clients
> (Debian and Gentoo)

I guess I wasn't quite sure of your setup.  I will _also_ caution you
that if your source and destination hosts are not using identical qemu
versions, you risk the migration failing for other reasons (for example,
you cannot migrate between Fedora and CentOS hosts, because the two
distros have slightly diverged on the set of patches applied to qemu).

> Then on the Debian machine which has no virtual machine running, if I
> run the above commands as the user I use with virt-manager I get:
> # virsh pool-list
> Name                 State      Autostart
> -----------------------------------------

There's your problem.  Debian isn't auto-installing a 'default' pool,
and without a pool, libvirt can't clone the file from the source.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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