Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 811541
[RFE]virt-p2v should improve fixed storage transfer options to make data transferring more efficient
Last modified: 2016-03-04 17:58:37 EST
Description of problem:
Currently, virt-p2v could only convert a whole disk, much of them is unused and unnecessary. And Modern servers usually have an extremely large amount of storage, so the conversion usually cost too much time. It is very bad user experience that user suffer too much time in conversion when the used data was very small.
Here is the description of Matt's relevant document:
"Improved fixed storage transfer options
Modern servers can have an extremely large amount of storage. Often, much of this is unused and unnecessary, and could usefully be excluded from the conversion. This would have the benefits of reducing the conversion time by transferring less data, and using less space on the target environment. We intend to allow the selection of individual partitions on a disk, and resizing of partitions during conversion for supported filesystems.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
conversion cost too much time in conversion even the used data is little.
conversion cost and more efficient
This request was not resolved in time for the current release.
Red Hat invites you to ask your support representative to
propose this request, if still desired, for consideration in
the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
This request was erroneously removed from consideration in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4, which is currently under development. This request will be evaluated for inclusion in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4.
We recommend users move to the version of v2v shipped with RHEL7. This version also supports the conversion of older versions of RHEL.