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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC V9 3/4] domain snapshot design: xl

On Fri, 2014-12-19 at 00:03 -0700, Chun Yan Liu wrote:

> '--name' meant to give a meaningful name (like: newinstall. Used as the
> memory snapshot name and disk snapshot name).

Where is this name stored and when and where would it be presented to
the user?

> That's good. Then we need to add some description to tell users about
> the auto-generated domain snapshot name, disk snapshot name,
> memory state file and external disk snapshot files, etc.

We will need user docs and manpage updates, yes.

> > > #e.g. to specify exernal disk snapshot, like this: 
> > > #disks=['/tmp/hda_snapshot.qcow2,qcow2,hda', 
> > >         '/tmp/hdb_snapshot.qcow2,qcow2,hdb',] 
> > >  
> > > #e.g. to specify internal disk snapshot, like this: 
> > > disks=[',,hda',',,hdb',] 
> >  
> > Ideally one or the other of these behaviours would be possible without 
> > needing to be quite so explicit.
> OK, I'll delete one.

I don't object to having this more capable syntax as an option, so the
user can override things if they wish, all I was suggesting is that the
default ought to be something useful so the user doesn't need to say
anything if they just want the toolstack to "do something sensible".


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