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Cloning a Virtual Machine
% cbsd bclone
% cbsd brclone
Performs cloning a virtual machine to a new one. As required arguments, specify source/original VM through old and a new name as an argument new
Attention: Since 11.0.10 version, CBSD on ZFS-based hosters will be use ZFS clone features!
ZFS clone features is ultra fast operation (thanks to Copy-on-write), but imposes some restrictions - you will be dependent on the parent snapshot. If you try to remove parent environment, CBSD automatically executes the zfs promote command, but when you works with snapshot independently - just keep it in your mind
You can control this behaviour via clone_method= argument or, to set it globally, use rclone.conf and bclone.conf to overwrite settings from 'auto' to 'rsync':
% echo 'clone_method="rsync"' > ~cbsd/etc/rclone.conf % echo 'clone_method="rsync"' > ~cbsd/etc/bclone.conf
When ~cbsd/etc/bclone.conf (for bclone) and ~cbsd/etc/rclone.conf contain:clone_method="rsync"
Clone will not use zfs clone even on ZFS filesystem and you will get full copy via rsync
Example: Cloning a virtual machine in debian1 to debian2:% cbsd bclone old=debian1 new=debian2