How can I copy and move a VM? (KVM)

slikcorex

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I am on a path and I have to be careful.
I want to move a VM from 1 physical host to another with all of its applications in tact. I believe it should be completed by the following:

  1. on the source host run virsh dumpxml VMNAME > domxml.xml and copy this xml to the destination host
  2. on the destination host run virsh define domxml.xml
Am I correct in my thinking? Or is something missing?

What confuses me is whether or not the xml also defines the applications or just resource configs.
 


slikcorex

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It's different for different virtual environments, I assume you are using KVM/QEMU if you're running virsh.


ah nice reference! thank you

I plan on also taking the image off and putting in in vmware or virtual box as well.

hoping something like this works

 


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