[Users] qemu: too many ide bus during v2v migration

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Tue Dec 3 18:01:47 UTC 2013

On Tue, Dec 03, 2013 at 03:00:37PM +0100, Stefan Wendler wrote:
> Hi,
> we're currently migrating over from esxi to ovirt. V2v is pretty smooth, up 
> until I try to migrate a vm with more than 3 SCSI disks.
> The disks are exported from esxi as IDE and after the disks have been copied 
> over, the process fails with "qemu: Too many IDE bus"
> Is there a practical way to fix this?

You only need to use virt-v2v on operating system disks.  Any data
disks can just be 'dd'-ed over.

Of course this may not be helpful if you have 3 or more OS disks, but
we have fixed this upstream so at least it won't be broken in the next
version ...


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