Bug 36247 - Access VM files directly - libguestfs
Access VM files directly - libguestfs
Status: NEW
Product: UCS
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UMC - Virtual machines (UVMM)
UCS 4.2
Other Linux
: P5 enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: UMC maintainers
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Reported: 2014-10-21 16:03 CEST by Philipp Hahn
Modified: 2017-07-27 16:31 CEST (History)
1 user (show)

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Enterprise Customer affected?: Yes
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Description Philipp Hahn univentionstaff 2014-10-21 16:03:02 CEST
A customer requires access to some files from the image of a virtual machine. This currently needs some work-arounds using
 qemu-img create -f qcow2 -o backing_file=/nfs/___.img -o
backing_fmt=raw /var/tmp/overlay.qcow2
  qemu-nbd -t -f qcow2 /var/tmp/overlay.qcow2 & # NO -r
  nbd-client localhost 10809 /dev/nbd0
  mount -t ext3 /dev/nbd0p1 /floppy # NO -o ro
  nbd-client -d /dev/nbd0
  kill $pid

It would be a unique selling point for UCS it a user could access such files easily from UVMM, for example by using <http://libguestfs.org/> with works with both Windows and Linux gest virtual machines.
Comment 1 Florian Best univentionstaff 2017-06-28 14:52:36 CEST
There is a Customer ID set so I set the flag "Enterprise Customer affected".