clone existing virtual machine images
virt-clone - clone existing virtual machine images
virt-clone [ OPTION ]...
virt-clone is a command line tool for cloning existing virtual machine images using the libvirt hypervisor management library. It will copy the disk images of any existing virtual machine, and define a new guest with an identical virtual hardware configuration. Elements which require uniqueness will be updated to avoid a clash between old and new guests.
By default, virt-clone will show an error if the necessary information to clone the guest is not provided. The --auto-clone option will generate all needed input, aside from the source guest to clone. An interactive mode is available with the --prompt option, but this will only ask for the minimum required options.
Most options are not required. Minimum requirements are --original or --original-xml (to specify the guest to clone), --name, and appropriate storage options via -file. Show the help message and exit--connect=CONNECT Connect to a non-default hypervisor. See virt-install(1) for details
An example or possible generated output:Original name : MyVM Generated
Storage Configuration virt-install(1) for more details on sparse vs. nonsparse.
Clone the guest called demo on the default connection, auto generating a new name and disk clone path.#
Written by Kazuki Mizushima, and a team of many other contributors. See the AUTHORS file in the source distribution for the complete list of credits.
Please see http://virt-manager.org/page/BugReporting
Copyright © Fujitsu Limited 2007, and various contributors. This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html. There is NO WARRANTY , to the extent permitted by law.