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Re: [opensuse] [OT] is there a virtual machine that IMPROVE performance by using harddisk as harddisk image
  • From: Lars Marowsky-Bree <lmb@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 15:34:50 +0200
  • Message-id: <20090602133450.GB7456@xxxxxxx>
On 2009-06-02T10:28:04, Zhang Weiwu <zhangweiwu@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

do people know a virtual machine software that can improve performance
by making use of a separate harddisk instead of a disk image?

Any and all can do that.

Just point it at using a device name instead of the file path.

Xen, KVM, VirtualBox, VMWare ...

They just use it for backing storage, and internally convert the file
based images to block devices anyway.

I'd suggest to put the images on partitions or logical volumes though,
which makes them easier to manage and expand.


Regards,
Lars

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