[SOLVED] Does dir storage support thin provisioning?

JBB

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Reading the docs on storage, it says:

"A number of storages, and the Qemu image format qcow2, support thin provisioning. "

It doesn't actually tell you which storages support thin provisioning, but I can I assume that dir storage does not (unless the images stored on it are qcow2)?
 

janos

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Aug 24, 2017
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Hello,

Now what are you want? Thin provisioning or shrink? These are two different types of thing.
 

janos

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This is not possible with DIR storage type. You need LVM or CEPH, etc for this ,where the underlayer storage supporting the thin provision itself.
 

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