[PVE-User] RAW , VMDK Explorer
gray at cs.uni.edu
Tue Oct 18 13:21:40 CEST 2011
On 10/18/2011 02:54 AM, Muhammad Yousuf Khan wrote:
> i need a explorer for *.raw or for all supported storage type in
> proxmox. i want to copy a data from a hard drive image without attaching
> it to a VM. kindly share if you know any.
Guiliano already mentioned qemu-nbd, but if you're both command-line
savvy and understand the layout of raw disks, you can access the
partitions on a raw volume by mounting the image's partition with
mount's offset= option.
If you're after a GUI (somewhat indicated by the request for an
"Explorer"), then the steps below are not suitable for obvious reasons.
But if you work with disks a lot and want "another way" to access
information from raw slices, the approach below will give you another
Use parted to get the offset to the partition you're after:
-In parted, change to Byte units by typing:
-Then display the partitions using:
- Leave parted with "quit"
Your print result should have displayed the Byte offsets for all of the
partitions which you can use with the offset= option in mount to access
Here's a full example:
terabox:/backups# parted try2.raw
GNU Parted 1.8.8
Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands.
Unit? [compact]? B
Disk /backups/try2.raw: 42949672960B
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 28672B 42939617279B 42939588608B primary ntfs boot
terabox:/backups# mount -o offset=28672,ro,loop try2.raw /mnt
terabox:/backups# ls /mnt
AUTOEXEC.BAT cmdlines.txt~ Documents and Settings MSDOS.SYS ntldr
PnPdrvrs RECYCLER WINDOWS
boot.ini CONFIG.SYS IO.SYS NTDETECT.COM
pagefile.sys Program Files System Volume Information wmpub
For BSD image disks, the process is similar, but requires a few
additional steps to determine the location of the slices.
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