BACKGROUND: Up to now, I have been provisioning VMs as follows: Create template/gold VM: Create new CentOS 6.6 VM with raw 200GB disk (1 .xml file, 1 .img file) LVM partitioning with: /boot, swap, ...
With many large Xen sparse image files that have to be backed up, I'm looking for a way to do this efficiently both in terms of disk space (saving space with a differential tool like duplicity, bup, ...
I googled many times but couldn't find an answer. What I want is cloning an LVM thin provisioning volume to another thin volume. For now I know dd can clone a thin volume as following: dd ...
We are using Hyper-V 2012 R2 on a Windows Server 2012 R2 host. We have several VMs with multiple volumes (VHDX) which we initially set up as thin-provisioned (dynamically expanding). Later on, we ...