Clone a running virtual machine to another instance
|Category:||Core & System|
Instead of reverting the VM directly to a particular snapshot we can clone it and check if data is intact on that particular snapshot, also this feature will help in checking the integrity of the snapshot. We should have option of linked or full clone option while cloning from snapshot.
This functionality should work without snapshoting, i.e. clonning a complete VM from a running (or suspended/stopped) state.
#2 Updated by Ruben S. Montero over 7 years ago
- Tracker changed from Request to Backlog
- Subject changed from Clone a virtual machine from a given point in time snapshot. to Clone a running virtual machine to another instance
- Description updated (diff)
- Category set to Core & System
- Priority changed from Normal to High
Just re-word the issue to be more generic. This is very interesting indeed.
#4 Updated by Ruben S. Montero about 7 years ago
Consider saving only template information. From the mailing list:
It seems to be, although the empasis of #2637 seems to be on the entire
vm including image or image snapshot. I was thinking about templates. In
order to fix #2637 it should be possible to clone a vm template as well.
You might split this functionality into two parts:
Saving would commit changes to original template, cloning would create a
new template and possibly image for a new vm based on current vm.