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Re: [Xen-users] Using lvm for domUs

To: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Using lvm for domUs
From: Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 06 May 2007 22:08:09 +0200
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Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> You can always create LVs in dom0 and export them as sda1/2/3/... to
>> domU. You have to reboot domU to resize anyway. That way you can then
>> snapshot them in dom0, mount the snapshot and run your backup.
> I do that now, but I can't do a raw install that way using
> virt-install or virt-manager, so doing that virst install is a pain in
> the neck to get a working image. The jailtime.org images are good, but
> not so useful for non-RPM based OS's.

In debian there is xen-create-image that you can tell a lvm VG and it
creates its own root and swap volumes there and installs debian. After
that you just have to add additional volumes and move data as needed.

Neat tool.


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