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RE: [Xen-API] Create a Virtual machine with a specific UUID

To: Vincent Hanquez <vincent.hanquez@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-API] Create a Virtual machine with a specific UUID
From: Leonelli Mauro <m.leonelli@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 12:19:16 +0200
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Hi Vincent,
do you have a python snippet as proof of concept?

By navigating XenApi, I find import/export  only as an enum variable of 


-----Original Message-----
From: Vincent Hanquez [mailto:vincent.hanquez@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: mercoledì 6 ottobre 2010 12:06
To: Leonelli Mauro
Cc: Alberto González Rodríguez; xen-api
Subject: Re: [Xen-API] Create a Virtual machine with a specific UUID

On 06/10/10 10:52, Leonelli Mauro wrote:
> Hi,
> thanks Alberto for the quick answer.
> There a couple of good benefits by doing it
>          1) If a VM is creating using the config file on xen, UUID set on the 
> file overwrites the one autogenerated (i.e. UUID is not autogenerated)
>          2) If I delete a VM and want to recreate the exact copy of it, I'd 
> like to use the very same UUID (that is, btw, used by me to store info on the 
> vm on a local databse)

I believe vm-{import/export} do what you're looking for.


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