KVM image disk resizing in GUI

stef1777

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Hello!

Do you plan to add menu and features in pve 2.0 GUI to resize KVM raw, qcow2 disk from a VM?

And also to convert them from a format to another?

Sorry if this question has been already asked.

A qemu-img tired boy! ;-)
 

tom

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a resize/convert can take hours, so this is not really suitable for a web gui.
 

stef1777

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a resize/convert can take hours, so this is not really suitable for a web gui.

Hi Tom!

This can may be solved with a background task if pve2 engine can handle this?

The problem is not to do resize with shell commands (not really difficult) but this can only be done by sysadmin connected as root on the node. To have this feature in GUI will permit to have this done by user with pve role control.
 

tom

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Hi Tom!

This can may be solved with a background task if pve2 engine can handle this?

yes, like we have it now with the backup tasks.

The problem is not to do resize with shell commands (not really difficult) but this can only be done by sysadmin connected as root on the node. To have this feature in GUI will permit to have this done by user with pve role control.

re-size sounds simple, but its not. we have qcow2, raw, block devices, etc. not all can be handles with qemu-img.

also, you need to adapt the partitions inside the guest anyways, this cannot be done from the host. so I doubt that this is a task for a user.
 

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