Is it a good idea to use qcow2 format to have a backup image for whole disk with partition table?
I'm not sure that an image with partition table will be able to mount normally and in the same time it will be impossible to run the image in virtual machine because of mess with fstab/mtab / virtual hdd's UUID-s.
I need to clean up some HDD but I will need some of it's content later.
First of all sorry if my question would be not relevant, I'm quite beginner. In short:
I have 2 physical machines -> first(Windows Server 2007, Apache 2.2) on the second machine esxi installed to host virtual machines . I have been converted my physical machine(1) on esxi(2) and in the next step I would like to deploy a load balancer between the physical and virtual machine.
I have come to figure out that qemu-img will only create sparse qcow2 images. I even tried creating a raw file then converting but as soon as I convert it also converts to a sparse file. I don't get why during the original install using virt-install doesn't do this.
I am trying to add a disk image to a windows 2008 server guest.
Please read our previous tutorial on how to convert currently running Windows 7 into a virtual machine using VMware Workstation. This is the second tutorial of converting physical computer into a virtual machine. Specify the destination for the new virtual machine you are going to create. Select destination type. Use Other virtual machine option Specify [...]