[sheepdog-users] collie vdi write

Valerio Pachera sirio81 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 22 08:34:45 CET 2013

I add two consideration about the usage of this command:

it's very helpful to restore a backup of a compressed raw disk in one step
  collie create disk restore 20G
  gunzip -c test.raw.gz | collie vdi write retore

 Instead of
  gunzip -c test.raw.gz > test.raw
  collie vdi write restore < test.raw

And also to convert an exiting guest block device directly to vdi
  collie create disk squeeze 20G
  dd if=/dev/vg00/squeeze bs=1M | collie vdi write squeeze

Instead of
  dd if=/dev/vg00/squeeze of=/tmp/squeeze.raw bs=1M
  collie vdi write < /tmp/squeeze

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