This is an archived copy of the Xen.org mailing list, which we have preserved to ensure that existing links to archives are not broken. The live archive, which contains the latest emails, can be found at http://lists.xen.org/
Home Products Support Community News


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

On Tue, 2008-04-01 at 15:54 -0400, Ross S. W. Walker wrote:
> 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?
> Watch out for device name changes, like sda->xvda, in you
> configuration.
> How big is the volumes of the source system?
> If they are really big it might be best to kickstart a fresh
> install into a PV, then import the configuration and packages
> from the source system to the new PV.

Not that bit at all. Total used space on the system is about 8 gig, and
I might be able to trim that down. But I don't have free space to create
a separate logical drive. So I would need to do this in an image file. 


Xen-users mailing list