We used many times the nice ability to clone a VM "live", without the necessity to shut it down.
Previously, it was always in order to move the clone on another KVM host.
To day, we had to clone a VM, but with the project to leave it on the same KVM host. The problem is that in this case, the VM remains on a snapshot, Copy On Write, LVM Volume.
Afaik, there's no possibility to convert a snapshot LVM Volume to a linear Volume without getting it copied, so we had to shutdown the clone, and re-clone it, to finaly have a clone on a linear LVM Volume.
Is it intended like this ?
Would it be possible, when "live cloning" a VM, to choose either to leave the clone on a snapshot, or to get the snapshot copied on a linear volume before being deleted (like Cloudmin does for "live" VM backups) ?
Thanks in advance.