Comment 1 for bug 810493

It is possible to put a qcow2 image into glance if you are using kvm.

Vish

On Jul 14, 2011, at 6:58 AM, Soren Hansen wrote:

> Public bug reported:
>
> I could have sworn I filed this bug already, but I don't see it now. Oh,
> well.
>
> Glance does not seem to support any sort of sparse images. For example,
> Ubuntu's cloud images are a 1½ GB filesystem, but if it were sparsely
> allocated it would only take up a couple of hundred MB.
>
> Amazon handles this by using tarballs as their image transport format.
>
> ** Affects: glance
> Importance: Undecided
> Status: New
>
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> Title:
> No support for sparse images
>
> Status in OpenStack Image Registry and Delivery Service (Glance):
> New
>
> Bug description:
> I could have sworn I filed this bug already, but I don't see it now.
> Oh, well.
>
> Glance does not seem to support any sort of sparse images. For
> example, Ubuntu's cloud images are a 1½ GB filesystem, but if it were
> sparsely allocated it would only take up a couple of hundred MB.
>
> Amazon handles this by using tarballs as their image transport format.
>
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