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From Nux! <...@li.nux.ro>
Subject RE: customising the ROOT disk
Date Sat, 16 Feb 2013 08:36:23 GMT
On 15.02.2013 23:05, Nux! wrote:
> On 15.02.2013 20:22, Clayton Weise wrote:
>> The size of the root disk is set based on the template, and it can't
>> be changed.  This has to do with the fact that new root volumes
>> created from a template are actually created as a writable snapshot 
>> of
>> the template.  This is done to save space and also to create the VM
>> faster, but the penalty is that all instances created from a template
>> share the same size root volume.
> 
> I understand, but I'm not convinced this makes very much sense with
> today's hardware and with the tradeoff of probably multiplying the
> number of templates I would need to maintain and other disadvantages
> that don't come to mind a.t.m.
> Is this likely to change in future releases?

Hm, this also makes the idea of a "market place" or template repository 
quite difficult to implement since you're locked on the template's size.

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Nux!
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