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[Xen-API] import_raw_vdi

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Subject: [Xen-API] import_raw_vdi
From: Jarrod Baumann <jarrod@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 17:14:20 -0500
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I have a large number of images for different operating systems and their 
various versions.  Needless to say, these images are quite large (>1GB).  

I have automated the process of booting new instances and part of the step is 
to issue the xapi call import_raw_vdi that specifies the VDI Reference and 
uploads the raw image via POST to import.  This process is painfully slow even 
on 1GB interfaces and I was looking for a way to POST the image gzip 
compressed.  Would this method be possible if I specified a certain HTTP Header 
(such as Content-Encoding) so a much smaller image could be sent over the wire? 

Any other recommendations that may correct my thinking/design are also more 
than welcome. 


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