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IO::FILE=IO(0X1099F28)(1)	     Virtual Machine Manager		IO::FILE=IO(0X1099F28)(1)

NAME
       virt-clone - clone existing virtual machine images

SYNOPSIS
       virt-clone [OPTION]...

DESCRIPTION
       virt-clone is a command line tool for cloning existing virtual machine images using the
       "libvirt" hypervisor management library. It will copy the disk images of any existing
       virtual machine, and define a new guest with an identical virtual hardware configuration.
       Elements which require uniqueness will be updated to avoid a clash between old and new
       guests.

       By default, virt-clone will show an error if the necessary information to clone the guest
       is not provided. The --auto-clone option will generate all needed input, aside from the
       source guest to clone.

OPTIONS
       Most options are not required. Minimum requirements are --original or --original-xml (to
       specify the guest to clone), --name, and appropriate storage options via -file.

       -h, --help
	   Show the help message and exit

       --connect=URI
	   Connect to a non-default hypervisor. See virt-install(1) for details

   General Options
       General configuration parameters that apply to all guest clones.

       -o ORIGINAL_GUEST, --original=ORIGINAL_GUEST
	 Name of the original guest to be cloned. This guest must be shut off or paused since it
	 is not possible to safely clone active guests at this time.

       --original-xml=ORIGINAL_XML
	 Libvirt guest xml file to use as the original guest. The guest does not need to be
	 defined on the libvirt connection. This takes the place of the "--original" parameter.

       --auto-clone
	 Generate a new guest name, and paths for new storage.

	 An example or possible generated output:

	   Original name	: MyVM
	   Generated clone name : MyVM-clone

	   Original disk path	: /home/user/foobar.img
	   Generated disk path	: /home/user/foobar-clone.img

	 If generated names collide with existing VMs or storage, a number is appended, such as
	 foobar-clone-1.img, or MyVM-clone-3.

       -n NAME, --name=NAME
	 Name of the new guest virtual machine instance. This must be unique amongst all guests
	 known to the hypervisor connection, including those not currently active.

       -u UUID, --uuid=UUID
	 UUID for the guest; if none is given a random UUID will be generated. If you specify
	 UUID, you should use a 32-digit hexadecimal number. UUID are intended to be unique
	 across the entire data center, and indeed world. Bear this in mind if manually
	 specifying a UUID

   Storage Configuration
       -f DISKFILE, --file=DISKFILE
	 Path to the file, disk partition, or logical volume to use as the backing store for the
	 new guest's virtual disk. If the original guest has multiple disks, this parameter must
	 be repeated multiple times, once per disk in the original virtual machine.

       --force-copy=TARGET
	 Force cloning the passed disk target ('hdc', 'sda', etc.). By default, "virt-clone" will
	 skip certain disks, such as those marked 'readonly' or 'shareable'.

       --nonsparse
	 Fully allocate the new storage if the path being cloned is a sparse file.  See
	 virt-install(1) for more details on sparse vs. nonsparse.

       --preserve-data
	 No storage is cloned: disk images specific by --file are preserved as is, and referenced
	 in the new clone XML. This is useful if you want to clone a VM XML template, but not the
	 storage contents.

   Networking Configuration
       -m MAC, --mac=MAC
	 Fixed MAC address for the guest; If this parameter is omitted, or the value "RANDOM" is
	 specified a suitable address will be randomly generated. Addresses are applied
	 sequentially to the networks as they are listed in the original guest XML.

   Miscellaneous Options
       --print-xml
	 Print the generated clone XML and exit without cloning.

       --replace
	 Shutdown and remove any existing guest with the passed "--name" before cloning the
	 original guest.

       -d, --debug
	 Print debugging information to the terminal when running the install process.	The
	 debugging information is also stored in "$HOME/.virtinst/virt-clone.log" even if this
	 parameter is omitted.

       --force
	 Override certain error conditions, such as when an image file already exists.

EXAMPLES
       Clone the guest called "demo" on the default connection, auto generating a new name and
       disk clone path.

	 # virt-clone \
	      --original demo \
	      --auto-clone

       Clone the guest called "demo" which has a single disk to copy

	 # virt-clone \
	      --original demo \
	      --name newdemo \
	      --file /var/lib/xen/images/newdemo.img

       Clone a QEMU guest with multiple disks

	 # virt-clone \
	      --connect qemu:///system \
	      --original demo \
	      --name newdemo \
	      --file /var/lib/xen/images/newdemo.img \
	      --file /var/lib/xen/images/newdata.img

       Clone a guest to a physical device which is at least as big as the original guests disks.
       If the destination device is bigger, the new guest can do a filesystem resize when it
       boots.

	 # virt-clone \
	      --connect qemu:///system \
	      --original demo \
	      --name newdemo \
	      --file /dev/HostVG/DemoVM \
	      --mac 52:54:00:34:11:54

AUTHOR
       Written by Kazuki Mizushima, Cole Robinson, and a team of many other contributors.

BUGS
       Please see http://virt-manager.org/page/BugReporting

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) Fujitsu Limited, and various contributors.  This is free software. You may
       redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
       "http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html".	There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by
       law.

SEE ALSO
       virsh(1), "virt-install(1)", "virt-manager(1)", the project website
       "http://virt-manager.org"

					    2014-06-09			IO::FILE=IO(0X1099F28)(1)
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