[pve-devel] VM snapshot problem

Dietmar Maurer dietmar at proxmox.com
Fri Aug 24 12:02:50 CEST 2012

> >>I do not see a big problem - why do you think that does not work for
> >>VM snapshot purposes?
> because raw file, is just a flat raw ....no metadatas, no copy on write.
> Did I miss something ?

Yes, you miss something ;-)

Lets says you have the following file:


You can make a snapshot with:

# mv vm-100-disk-1.raw vm-snap1-100-disk-1.raw
# qemu-img create -f qcow2 -b   vm-snap1-100-disk-1.raw vm-100-disk-1.raw

got it?

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