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Re: [Xen-devel] Instant Xen guest (guest-magic tool)

To: Gaurav Maheshbhai Patel <gmpatel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Instant Xen guest (guest-magic tool)
From: Steve Kemp <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 23:42:00 +0100
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On Wed, Apr 11, 2007 at 01:54:35PM -0500, Gaurav Maheshbhai Patel wrote:

> First of all , Thank you very much for your comments.

  You're welcome.  I've been doing similar(ish) things for a while
 now so it is nice to check out the "competition".

> Its basically take a snapshot of running guest and create another 
> copy of it [cloning].

  Sounds good, although the obvious comment is that there are
 going to be things that you will need to change to make the
 second system/copy fully functional.

  Networking details being one obvious issue, although if the source
 and the clone are both setup to use DHCP that might not be important.
 Still hostname, SMTP hostname, etc might need to vary on a per-instance

> Also, We also appriciate the second comment. We haven't thought about 
> that /tmp/guestmagic suggestion.

  Just something that jumped out.  Piping without the temporary file,
 or using mkstemp, or similar, function should be sufficient.


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