Sunday, 11 December 2011

Mounting qcow2 images

For various reasons it might be useful to mount the disk image inside the qcow2 file, such as to edit configurations before starting the virtual machine, or simply to recover files from a backup. Since the qcow2 format is not a simple linear block format like disks and raw files, it is necessary to use the network block device tool that's part of the qemu toolkit like this:

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