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NAME ^

Sys::Virt::StorageVol - Represent & manage a libvirt storage volume

DESCRIPTION ^

The Sys::Virt::StorageVol module represents a storage volume managed by libvirt. A storage volume is always associated with a containing storage pool (Sys::Virt::StoragePool).

METHODS ^

my $name = $vol->get_name()

Returns a string with a locally unique name of the storage vol

my $name = $vol->get_key()

Returns a string with a globally unique key for the storage vol

my $name = $vol->get_path()

Returns a string with a locally unique file path of the storage vol

my $xml = $vol->get_xml_description()

Returns an XML document containing a complete description of the storage vol's configuration

$vol->delete($flags)

Immediately delete the storage volume freeing its storage resources. The flags parameter indicates any special action to be taken when deleting the volume.

$vol->resize($newcapacity, $flags=0)

Adjust the size of the storage volume. The $newcapacity value semantics depend on the $flags parameter. If $flags specifies RESIZE_DELTA then the $newcapacity is relative to the current size. If $flags specifies RESIZE_SHRINK then the $newcapacity value is the amount of space to remove

$vol->wipe($flags = 0)

Clear the data in the storage volume to avoid future information leak. The flags parameter is currently unused and defaults to zero.

$vol->wipe_pattern($algorithm, $flags = 0)

Clear the data in the storage volume to avoid future information leak. The $algorithm parameter specifies the data pattern used to erase data, and should be one of the WIPE ALGORITHM CONSTANTS listed later. The flags parameter is currently unused and defaults to zero.

my $info = $vol->get_info()

Retrieve live information about the storage volume. The returned $info hash reference contains three keys. type indicates whether the volume is a file or block device. capacity provides the maximum logical size of the volume. allocation provides the current physical usage of the volume. The allocation may be less than the capacity for sparse, or grow-on-demand volumes. The allocation may also be larger than the capacity, if there is a metadata overhead for the volume format.

$vol->download($st, $offset, $length);

Download data from $vol using the stream $st. If $offset and $length are non-zero, then restrict data to the specified volume byte range.

$vol->upload($st, $offset, $length);

Upload data to $vol using the stream $st. If $offset and $length are non-zero, then restrict data to the specified volume byte range.

CONSTANTS ^

The following sets of constants are useful when dealing with storage volumes

VOLUME TYPES

The following constants are useful for interpreting the type field in the hash returned by the get_info method

Sys::Virt::StorageVol::TYPE_FILE

The volume is a plain file

Sys::Virt::StorageVol::TYPE_BLOCK

The volume is a block device

Sys::Virt::StorageVol::TYPE_DIR

The volume is a directory

Sys::Virt::StorageVol::TYPE_NETWORK

The volume is a network source

Sys::Virt::StorageVol::TYPE_NETDIR

The volume is a network directory

CREATE MODES

The following constants are useful for the flags parameter of the create method

Sys::Virt::StorageVol::CREATE_PREALLOC_METADATA

Preallocate header metadata when creating the volume.

DELETE MODES

The following constants are useful for the flags parameter of the delete method

Sys::Virt::StorageVol::DELETE_NORMAL

Do a plain delete without any attempt to scrub data.

Sys::Virt::StorageVol::DELETE_ZEROED

Zero out current allocated blocks when deleteing the volume

WIPE ALGORITHM CONSTANTS

The following constants specify the algorithm for erasing data

Sys::Virt::StorageVol::WIPE_ALG_BSI

9-pass method recommended by the German Center of Security in Information Technologies

Sys::Virt::StorageVol::WIPE_ALG_DOD

4-pass Dod 5220.22-M section, 8-306 procedure

Sys::Virt::StorageVol::WIPE_ALG_GUTMANN

The canonical 35-pass sequence

Sys::Virt::StorageVol::WIPE_ALG_NNSA

4-pass NNSA Policy Letter NAP-14.1-C (XVI-8)

Sys::Virt::StorageVol::WIPE_ALG_PFITZNER7

7-pass random

Sys::Virt::StorageVol::WIPE_ALG_PFITZNER33

33-pass random

Sys::Virt::StorageVol::WIPE_ALG_RANDOM

1-pass random

Sys::Virt::StorageVol::WIPE_ALG_SCHNEIER

7-pass method described by Bruce Schneier in "Applied Cryptography" (1996)

Sys::Virt::StorageVol::WIPE_ALG_ZERO

1-pass, all zeroes

VOLUME RESIZE CONSTANTS

The following constants control how storage volumes can be resized

Sys::Virt::StorageVol::RESIZE_ALLOCATE

Fully allocate the extra space required during resize

Sys::Virt::StorageVol::RESIZE_DELTA

Treat the new capacity as a delta to the current capacity

Sys::Virt::StorageVol::RESIZE_SHRINK

Treat the new capacity as an amount to remove from the capacity

AUTHORS ^

Daniel P. Berrange <berrange@redhat.com>

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (C) 2006-2009 Red Hat Copyright (C) 2006-2009 Daniel P. Berrange

LICENSE ^

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation (either version 2 of the License, or at your option any later version), or, the Artistic License, as specified in the Perl README file.

SEE ALSO ^

Sys::Virt, Sys::Virt::Error, http://libvirt.org

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