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Re: [Xen-devel] HOWTO use Virtual Hard Disk - VHD with Xen domUs?

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Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] HOWTO use Virtual Hard Disk - VHD with Xen domUs?
From: "J. Roeleveld" <joost@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 08:54:22 +0200
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On Thursday 06 August 2009 02:28:24 Thiago Camargo Martins Cordeiro wrote:
> Hi guys!
>  I want to use the Virtual Hard Disk format, I mean, I want a 40G base
> image and 10 Windows servers on top of this image, using the differential
> feature for save space on my storage... how to do that?
>  What version of open source Xen supports VHD file format?
>  Have Citrix XenServer 5.5 (Free) support for it?
> Cheers!
> Thiago

Hi Thiago,

I'm not sure if VHD is (or will be) supported with Xen. Someone else might be 
able to answer that question.

But why not look into using LVM and COW (Copy-On-Write) volumes?
This would allow you to create a base image and link the Guests to COW-volumes 
based on this image.

The end result would be the same and LVM is a proven technology.

Joost Roeleveld

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