Description of problem:
When I use "virsh pool-create XMLFILE" where XMLFILE is a file previously created by "virsh pool-dumpxml poolname" and pool "poolname" does not exist (for example, after reinstallation of fedora), then this command does not create /etc/libvirt/storage/poolname.xml .
A later command like "virsh pool-autostart poolname" shows an error:
"internal error pool has no config file".
When I use "virsh pool-define XMLFILE" then the config file is created.
In the man page "virsh pool-create XMLFILE" should do the same as "virsh pool-define XMLFILE" followed by a "virsh pool-start poolname".
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a libvirt storage pool if none exists, for example by virt-manager.
2. Create an xml description of the storage pool using
virsh pool-dumpxml poolname > XMLFILE
3. Remove the storage pool from the management of libvirt:
virsh pool-destroy poolname
Or use a new installed fedora system.
4. Recreate the storage pool:
virsh pool-create XMLFILE
/etc/libvirt/storage and /etc/libvirt/storage/poolname.xml are not created.
/etc/libvirt/storage and /etc/libvirt/storage/poolname.xml should exist.
The commands "virsh create XMLFILE" versus "virsh define XLMFILE" followed by "virsh start DOMAIN" have the same error as above for pools:
The first does not create the file /etc/libvirt/qemu/DOMAIN.xml, the second does.
I think, both should do the same.
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This is intentional behavior. all 'create' operations make transient objects, meaning when they are shut down libvirt forgets about them. part of this behavior is that no persistent XML config is written to disk.