nbdkit-libvirt-plugin man page

nbdkit-libvirt-plugin — nbdkit libvirt plugin using virDomainBlockPeek

Synopsis

nbdkit libvirt [connect=URI] domain=DOMAIN disk=DISK

Example

nbdkit libvirt domain=MyGuest disk=sda
guestfish -a nbd://localhost

Description

"nbdkit-libvirt-plugin" is an nbdkit(1) plugin that lets you access libvirt guest disks readonly. It is implemented using the libvirt "virDomainBlockPeek" API. It can also be used over remote libvirt connections.

Parameters

connect=URI
This optional parameter specifies the libvirt connection URI.
domain=DOMAIN
This required parameter specifies the libvirt domain name (guest name).
disk=DISK
This required parameter specifies the guest's disk that we want to read.

You can either give the path to the backing device ("/path/to/disk") or the target name (eg. "sda").

In either case use "virsh dumpxml DOMAIN" to list possible disks. Look for "<source dev=...>" or "<source file=...>" or "<target dev=...>" in the XML.

See Also

nbdkit(1), nbdkit-plugin(3), <http://libvirt.org>.

Authors

Richard W.M. Jones

License

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Referenced By

nbdkit(1).

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