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

Hi Steve,
Well good to hear that you are working on same kind of project.
I was wondering about your suggestion. If we make a copy/snapshot of it. Then 
Installing fresh copy of Some linux distro....
1) How can we do that? 
2) If we do that then, doesn't it take the same time to installing new distro 
on guest?

Also have you looked at the snap shot of guest-magic on sourceforge.net? Well 
IP assignment is still issue there because of short deadline of the project. 
But we are still going to do that.
Also, can you please tell me about what are you working on? Might be it helps 
us some what
Again thank you very much

----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Kemp <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 6:42 pm
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Instant Xen guest (guest-magic tool)
To: Gaurav Maheshbhai Patel <gmpatel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

> 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 basis.
> > 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.
> Steve
> -- 
> http://www.steve.org.uk/

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