Feature #965

Get rid of ntfsclone for deployment of Windows Images

Added by Vangelis Koukis about 12 years ago. Updated about 12 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:07/29/2011
Priority:High Due date:
Assignee:Nikos Skalkotos % Done:


Category:Cyclades Images Spent time: -
Target version:v0.6


ntfsclone is FUSE-based, inefficient (does I/O in 4kB chunks), causes huge spikes in I/O and even CPU load.
Investigate if it's possible to get rid of it completely, and replace it with a dd-based solution or something similar.

Also investigate whether resizing the resulting NTFS can be done from inside the VM with Microsoft code, in the SYSPREP phase,
so that ntfsresize can go too.

Related issues

related to Synnefo - Feature #1007: Use dd for deployment of Linux images Closed 08/04/2011


#1 Updated by Vangelis Koukis about 12 years ago

  • Target version changed from v0.5.5 to v0.6

#2 Updated by Vangelis Koukis about 12 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Closed

Support for ntfsdump-type images, deployed directly on the target disk using dd has gone into the Synnefo-specific ganeti-instance-image, closing ticket.

Also available in: Atom PDF