[vm-bhyve] adding existing vm instances to the vm-bhyve system

Victor Sudakov vas at mpeks.tomsk.su
Tue May 14 06:15:09 UTC 2019

tech-lists wrote:
> How would one import a freebsd or linux vm currently running on a
> freebsd-12 server into vm-bhyve management? I can see lots of
> instructions for starting from fresh, but none for import of existing.
> Is this possible?
> The guests are currently running as per
> https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/virtualization-host-bhyve.html
> in screen. Some guests are file-backed, others zvol-backed.

When I migrated a VM from one vm-bhyve installation to another (on a
different host), it was sufficient to "zfs send -R" the vm dataset on
the old host and "zfs receive" it on the new host under the $vm_dir.

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
2:5005/49 at fidonet http://vas.tomsk.ru/
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