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Re: [Xen-users] Is it possible to restore an image into a domU using Ac

To: James Pifer <jep@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Is it possible to restore an image into a domU using Acronis?
From: Andrew Lyon <andrew.lyon@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 17:44:22 +0100
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On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 3:57 PM, James Pifer<jep@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-07-30 at 17:24 +1200, Jan Bakuwel wrote:
>> Hi James,
>> Yes done that successfully with the latest version of Acronis...
>> cheers,
>> Jan
> I have not gotten this to work on my SLES10SP2 servers. Now I'm trying
> it on a xen server built on CentOS 5. I can't get the test domU to boot
> off the cdrom. The config file looks like:
> name="acronistest"
> uuid="6b04e99e-914a-f3fc-ef25-fbdabd72b430"
> memory=512
> vcpus=2
> on_poweroff="destroy"
> on_reboot="destroy"
> on_crash="destroy"
> localtime=1
> builder="hvm"
> extid=0
> device_model="/usr/lib/xen/bin/qemu-dm"
> kernel="/usr/lib/xen/boot/hvmloader"
> boot="d"
> disk=[ 'phy:/dev/cdrom,hda:cdrom,r', 
> 'file:/var/lib/xen/images/acronistest/disk0,hdc,w', ]
> vif=[ 'mac=00:16:3e:1a:fe:3f,model=rtl8139,type=ioemu', ]
> stdvga=0
> vnc=1
> vncunused=1
> apic=1
> acpi=1
> pae=1
> usb=1
> usbdevice='tablet'
> serial="pty"
> How can I force it to boot off the cdrom?
> Thanks,
> James
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I experienced the same problem booting Acronis cd's under Xen, they
all hang at "Starting Acronis Loader...", we have True Image Server
for Linux (not the newer Echo version) with support so I emailed
Acronis and they sent me a alternative boot iso called
TrueImageLinuxServer8072_multiparam_Standard_english_il.iso which
boots ok, however emulated disk and network performance is not as good
as when using pv drivers and it makes a big difference to a task like
reading a 50gb image and writing it to disk, so instead of using the
rescue boot cd I now either run TrueImage in dom0 or add the disk I
want to backup or restore to a spare windows 2003 hvm which has gplpv
drivers loaded.


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