Ubuntu - Mount Qcow2 Image

Sometimes things go wrong and you need to access the files stored on your qcow2 disk images from the host directly, rather than through the VM that uses it (such as in cases where the VM doesn't boot). This tutorial will show you how to mount your qcow2 disk images…

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Qcow2 - Recover Disk Space on Linux

Sparse qcow2 images can be convenient for allowing you to over-subscribe your disk for your KVM guests in case they might need that space later. For example, you could provision 3 guests each with 400 GB of storage, on a single 500 GB drive. To begin with, the guests will…

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Qcow2 Conversion and Snapshotting

If you use Virtual machines, such as within KVM, then you may be running raw disk images. Converting them to Qcow2 will give you some advantages, such as the ability to snapshot your VM. Here we will show you how to: Check your disk file's format to see if it…

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