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2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 25, 2013 3:25 PM by athlonrob RSS

Cloning Live VM

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Is it possible to clone Live VM to different repositories?

If yes, how?
  • 1. Re: Cloning Live VM
    Bjoern Rost Oracle ACE Director
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    Not possible in one step unfortunately. Cloning of running machines is only working for repositories that support snapshots in the first place (so no NFS) and you can only live-clone to the same repository. After that you can move the (halted) clone to a different repository. Unfortunately the latter can only be done in the GUI and not the CLI at the moment. If that was possible it would be a great way for an automated backup. I hope this is coming soon though

    cheers
    bjoern
  • 2. Re: Cloning Live VM
    athlonrob Newbie
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    Additionally, clones are crash consistent on a per-disk basis. If you have a VM set up with three virtual disks and clone it while it's running, the resultant clone will be as though you took a snapshot of one disk, then another disk, then a third disk and created a VM out of them. If you have transactions spanning disks, they will be invalid.

    Rob

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