[CentOS-virt] Confused by "qemu-img convert"
margoandtodd at gmail.com
Wed May 25 12:37:16 EDT 2011
On 05/25/2011 01:12 AM, Arun Khan wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 23, 2011 at 10:58 AM, MargoAndTodd<margoandtodd at gmail.com> wrote:
> The thread caught my eye while cleaning up my folders :) My two cents
> is somewhat late; you may have already resolved your question :)
> However, since I did not see any replies ...
>> Is it as easy as?
>> qemu-img convert -f vdi oldImage.vdi -O qcow2 newImage.qcow
> Yup! I don't use the -f option. qemu-img auto detects the input file format.
>> Do I need a ton of disk space to go to a full hard drive
>> then back to a small virtual hard drive?
>> Do I need the Virtual Box XML file for anything or just
>> the VDI?
> Please elaborate on the above points. I don't understand what you are
> trying to do.
The XML file contains all the Virtual Box machine settings -- hard drive
type and size, mouse, floppy drive, number of cores etc.. I was unclear
if 'qemu-img convert" needed to know any of this or did it just need
the raw hard drive.
What I am trying to do is ween myself off of Virtual Box. And now
that Xfce 64 bit is getting close, I am about to pull the trigger.
Thank you for the help!
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