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virt-v2v-copy-to-local - Copy a remote guest to the local machine
virt-v2v-copy-to-local -ic LIBVIRT_URI GUEST virt-v2v-copy-to-local -ic xen+ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org xen_guest
"virt-v2v-copy-to-local" copies a guest from a remote hypervisor to the local machine, in preparation for conversion by virt-v2v(1). Note this tool alone does not do the virt-v2v conversion.
When to use this tool¶
This tool is not usually necessary, but there are a few special cases (see list below) where you might need it.
If your case does not fit one of these special cases, then ignore this tool and read virt-v2v(1) instead. The virt-v2v-copy-to-local process is slower than using virt-v2v directly, because it has to copy unused parts of the guest disk.
- You have a Xen guest using host block devices. Virt-v2v cannot convert such guests directly.
How this tool works¶
This tool uses libvirt to get the libvirt XML (metadata) of the remote guest, essentially equivalent to running "virsh dumpxml guest".
It then uses the XML to locate the remote guest disks, which are copied over using a hypervisor-specific method. It uses ssh for remote Xen hypervisors.
It then modifies the libvirt XML so that it points at the local copies of the guest disks.
The libvirt XML is output to a file called guest.xml (where guest is the name of the guest). The disk(s) are output to file(s) called guest-disk1, guest-disk2 and so on.
After copying the guest locally, you can convert it using:
virt-v2v -i libvirtxml guest.xml [-o options ...]
Virt-v2v finds the local copies of the disks by looking in the XML.
Copy and convert from Xen hypervisor that uses host block devices¶
For full instructions, see virt-v2v-input-xen(1).
virt-v2v-copy-to-local -ic xen+ssh://email@example.com xen_guest virt-v2v -i libvirtxml xen_guest.xml -o local -os /var/tmp rm xen_guest.xml xen_guest-disk*
- Display help.
- -ic libvirtURI
- Specify a libvirt connection URI
- -ip file
- Instead of asking for password(s) interactively, pass the password through
a file. Note the file should contain the whole password, without any
trailing newline, and for security the file should have mode
0600 so that others cannot read it.
Currently this option does not have any effect on xen+ssh transfers, but that is a bug.
- This disables progress bars and other unnecessary output.
- Enable verbose messages for debugging.
- Display version number and exit.
Richard W.M. Jones http://people.redhat.com/~rjones/
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To get a list of bugs against libguestfs, use this link: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/buglist.cgi?component=libguestfs&product=Virtualization+Tools
To report a new bug against libguestfs, use this link: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/enter_bug.cgi?component=libguestfs&product=Virtualization+Tools
When reporting a bug, please supply:
- The version of libguestfs.
- Where you got libguestfs (eg. which Linux distro, compiled from source, etc)
- Describe the bug accurately and give a way to reproduce it.
- Run libguestfs-test-tool(1) and paste the complete, unedited output into the bug report.