NAME

virt-tar-in - Unpack a tarball into a virtual machine disk image.

SYNOPSIS

 virt-tar-in -a disk.img data.tar /destination

 virt-tar-in -d domain data.tar /destination

 zcat data.tar.gz | virt-tar-in -d domain - /destination

WARNING

Using virt-tar-in on live virtual machines can be dangerous, potentially causing disk corruption. The virtual machine must be shut down before you use this command.

DESCRIPTION

virt-tar-in unpacks an uncompressed tarball into a virtual machine disk image or named libvirt domain.

The first parameter is the tar file. Use - to read the tar file from standard input. The second parameter is the absolute target directory to unpack into.

EXAMPLES

Upload a home directory to a guest:

 virt-tar-in -d MyGuest homes.tar /home

JUST A SHELL SCRIPT WRAPPER AROUND GUESTFISH

This command is just a simple shell script wrapper around the guestfish(1) tar-in command. For anything more complex than a trivial copy, you are probably better off using guestfish directly.

OPTIONS

Since the shell script just passes options straight to guestfish, read guestfish(1) to see the full list of options.

SEE ALSO

guestfish(1), virt-cat(1), virt-copy-in(1), virt-copy-out(1), virt-edit(1), virt-make-fs(1), virt-tar-out(1), http://libguestfs.org/.

AUTHORS

Richard W.M. Jones (rjones at redhat dot com)

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Red Hat Inc.

LICENSE

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of 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.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.

BUGS

To get a list of bugs against libguestfs, use this link: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/buglist.cgi?component=libguestfs&product=Virtualization+Tools

To report a new bug against libguestfs, use this link: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/enter_bug.cgi?component=libguestfs&product=Virtualization+Tools

When reporting a bug, please supply: