When I clone with virt-clone --connect --original vm1 --name vm2 --auto-clone the image file vm1.qcow is correctly cloned and named as vm2.qcow, however the smaller vm1-ds.qcow is cloned and named as vm1-ds-clone.qcow. Why is that?

It's not a big problem, I can rename it manually and edit the .xml config file for the new vm to change the name there, but it's a little weird. Is this something to report to virt-clone repo issues or am I missing something?

  • --original & --name should be different afaik. in my scripts i set VPSNAME to some new machine name github.com/imylomylo/make-vps/blob/master/… Is your virt-clone command correctly pasted?
    – Mylo Mylo
    Jun 15, 2019 at 3:07
  • Apoligies, should be --name vm2. Pasted incorrectly, question is still legit.
    – snitko
    Jun 16, 2019 at 4:06


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