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Re: [Xen-users] Convert CentOS system to Xen image?

To: James Pifer <jep@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Convert CentOS system to Xen image?
From: Igor Chubin <igor@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 22:54:21 +0300
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On Di, Apr 01, 2008 at 03:47:20 -0400, James Pifer wrote:
> > First of all, you must know, do you want to convert it
> > to a PV or an HVM Xen domain.
> I believe I need to convert to a PV. 
> > 
> > HVM:
> > 
> > 1) Just copy image of your server to a logical volume of 
> > the Xen server LVM or to any other block device.
> Is it possible to create an uncompressed image using something like g4l
> and make use of that image file somehow?

I think yes, but I have never used it.

You can create image with cat, netcat or ssh.

knoopix#  cat /dev/sda | nc -l -p 3000

dom0#     nc knoppix 3000 > centos.img   


(if you use LVM and have a volume group called VG)

dom0#     lvcreate -L 20G -n centos /dev/VG
dom0#     nc knoppix 3000 > /dev/VG/centos

> Thanks,
> James

WBR, i.m.chubin

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