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Sweet, never even thought about doing that ... thank you ... - --On Monday, November 03, 2008 11:04:22 -0600 Matt <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 10:40 AM, Marc G. Fournier <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >> >> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- >> Hash: SHA1 >> >> >> I have a disk img for qemu that is 4G, but disk usage is only 650M ... due to >> how the image is created, it will grow to 4G, but only uses as much as it >> needs ... but, if I run a simple 'cp' on the file, it goes from: >> >> image: debian.img >> file format: raw >> virtual size: 4.0G (4294967296 bytes) >> disk size: 652M >> >> to: >> >> image: dtc.img >> file format: raw >> virtual size: 4.0G (4294967296 bytes) >> disk size: 4.0G >> >> Is there a way of moving things around such that it *maintains* the holes, >> instead of fills them in? >> > The "qemu-img" program using the "convert" command should do what you > want it to. I've used it to make copies of qcow-format disks without > having them grow to their max-size. > > Matt - -- Marc G. Fournier Hub.Org Hosting Solutions S.A. (http://www.hub.org) Email . [EMAIL PROTECTED] MSN . [EMAIL PROTECTED] Yahoo . yscrappy Skype: hub.org ICQ . 7615664 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.9 (FreeBSD) iEYEARECAAYFAkkPMP4ACgkQ4QvfyHIvDvOvRACgyVOSp3nqJgqFQE7Ilm4IXbUZ d+YAnj2lddYnGcLMBzSkXjbk0onRfnZY =+Ft+ -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"