Bug 892765

Summary: virt-manager needs to store Guest Image & Guest Settings in Home folder by Default
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Moez Roy <moez.roy>
Component: virt-managerAssignee: Cole Robinson <crobinso>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 18CC: berrange, crobinso, hbrock, jforbes, virt-maint
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Description Moez Roy 2013-01-07 14:04:55 EST
virt-manager needs to store Guest Image & Guest Settings in Home folder

Like how VirtualBox does by default:

/home/*username*/VirtualBox VMs

Inside folder 'VirtualBox VMs' there is Guest Image and Guest Settings.

This makes it easier for backup.

Example, when upgrading to Fedora 18, I just backed up my Home Folder.

Then if I need to use a Guest OS, I only need to copy the Guest OS folder from my backup into the "clean install" of Fedora 18.

Then I just click Add Machine in VirtualBox manager ==> Machine ==> Add (CTRL + A) and point it to the .vbox file which has the Guest OS settings and also states that the .vdi image is located in same folder.
Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2013-04-01 06:04:23 EDT
This really requires using qemu:///session, which we may never do by default, but we need to improve support for.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 557103 ***
Comment 2 Moez Roy 2013-04-05 22:03:24 EDT
Why would I want to run a qemu session which I believe is a software only virtualization? 

Why not KVM?

I really need to keep my virtual images on a separate hard-drive from OS.
Comment 3 Cole Robinson 2013-04-08 16:41:55 EDT
qemu:///session uses KVM so you should see comparable speeds