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Creating a bootable ami from a raw device AWS

I have a raw block device or a raw file that I would like to convert to and ami or something similar. The raw file can be a variety of operating systems. Also, the file is almost always larger than ...
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Disk image growing in size [closed]

I am trying to set up Rasberry pi for jobs that don't deserve bigger machine. I downloaded a Pidora disk image (.img) zipped it is roughly 512MB. After unzipping it is 2.2GB ( no problem here). ...
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VMware ESXi RDM Shared Disk and Multipathing

I have set up a RAW mapped storage device which is shared between 3 VMs. In the guest OSs the disk shows up fine but when I try to set up multipathing I can only see one path. In the virtual machine ...
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iSCSI Target drive turned RAW format

I have an iSCSI Target drive that was working fine after creation for a few days. After i copied about 40GB of data to it i lost access to the drive. the file system had changed to RAW and windows ...
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ESXi 5 doesn't recognize Raw disk image

I created a 60 GB raw disk using qemu-img convert, and qemu-img info confirms it is a raw file format. It worked fine in KVM. When I go in ESXi to create a new VM from existing virtual disk, and ...
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poor performance with vmdk mounted as loop device even after conversion to raw

Edit 13/12/12 - At this stage it would appear to be related to Western Digital (and possibly others) Advanced Format 4K block sizes. This link goes some way into describing the issue, however the ...
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Scan raw block device data for known file types on linux [closed]

I'm looking for a way to search a raw block device for file type patterns on linux. The partition type is known and the partition table exists. I want a linux based (open source maybe?) programm ...
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does KVM raw images support preallocation?

I was trying to create a raw image with this command: qemu-img create -f raw -o size=200G,preallocation=metadata file.img but seem that it raw images doesn't support preallocation. if so why there ...
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Server 2008 Volume Shadow Copy fails, “Type of the filesystem is RAW”

Problem machine is Windows Server 2008 R2 file server with the following drives, all NTFS: C: OS D: File shares E: DFSR staging folders, temp files, and Volume Shadow Copies The D: drive is ...
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Write an image to an external hard disk in Windows 7

As you may already know, Windows Vista SP2 and up (includes Windows 7) block raw disk write access. Is there a way, short of patching the kernel, to override that block? So in cygwin I can do e.g. cat ...
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Raw copy with sector precision on windows

Is there some program for windows that is able to do what dd does in linux out of the box? I need to copy from a file to a physical disk in raw mode where I need to define offsets for input and ...
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Virtualbox and raw disk problem

I'm trying to use a raw disk in virtualbox, following this guide. Anyhow I get an error: mamluck@mamluck:~/VirtualBox VMs/disks$ VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename ...
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Create “raw disk file” from WIM file

First timer here. I've searched around here, but haven't found a question like the one I have. Apologies if I missed it. The challenge at hand: produce a "raw disk image file" from a given WIM ...
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How to configure VirtualBox server for performance at home

I currently have two physical Ubuntu Server 10.10 servers at home: one serves as our firewall/router/DHCP/VPN server and the other performs double-duty as a file server and a VirtualBox host for an ...
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Open/Mount XEN image formatted using NTFS

I've created XEN image with dd some time ago. The image is formatted using the NTFS How it is possible to mount this image from Linux or Windows? Thank You very much!
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ESXi Accessing LUNs: Physical or Virtual Mode?

I'm building VMs in my lab and I want to replicate the situation that my fileservers will be encountering in production. Here's a brief overview of what I want to do. I have multiple ESXi 4 servers. ...
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Mapping raw storage devices to VMs in XenServer 5.6?

In VMware ESXi, we can easily present a raw SATA hard drive to a virtual machine through Raw device mapping. Is it possible in the free edition of XenServer 5.6?
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RHEL raw device (over VMware RDM) performance issues

I'm running RHEL 5.3 over vSphere 4.0U1. I configured multiple LUNs on my NetApp (Fibre) storage, and added the RDM on two (Linux) VMs, using the Paravirtual SCSI adapter. One LUN is 100GB in size, ...
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How do I add a physical (raw) disk to a virtual machine in VMware Server 2 on a Windows host?

I have a Windows 64-bit host running VMware Server 2. I need to create VMs that will use the raw partitions for my Linux and Windows XP installations. Older versions of VMware had an option to add a ...