[vbox-dev] GUI feature request

Huihong Luo huisinro at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 9 07:30:54 PDT 2009


That's what I thought about using diff. We can try to impl it.

I wanted to use it from original place, for example, P2V vm is 250G in size for my laptop, importing will take very long time. 

A simple question, is compression optional? or is it mandatory by spec? I noticed Citrix uses uncompressed VHD for OVF disk.

--- On Wed, 9/9/09, Achim Hasenmueller <achim at sun.com> wrote:

From: Achim Hasenmueller <achim at sun.com>
Subject: Re: [vbox-dev] GUI feature request
To: "Christian Pötzsch" <Christian.Poetzsch at sun.com>
Cc: "Huihong Luo" <huisinro at yahoo.com>, vbox-dev at virtualbox.org
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 7:20 AM

I think they support random reads but not random writes. So using a snapshot on them, it could work.

Volunteers to implement that? Huihong?

Achim.

On Sep 9, 2009, at 13:36 , Christian Pötzsch wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> Huihong Luo wrote:
>> For OVF import, I wonder if can add a checkbox to tell whether or not
>> clone the virtual disk. For large files, use it from original place is
> ideal
> 
> this is not possible. The VMDK's used in the OVF export are in a
> compressed format. It is not possible to use that format for working
> with the VM's.
> 
> Christian
> 
> --Dr. Christian Pötzsch    Sun Microsystems    http://www.sun.com/
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