virt-copy-out - Copy files and directories out of a virtual machine
virt-copy-out -a disk.img /file|dir [/file|dir ...] localdir
virt-copy-out -d domain /file|dir [/file|dir ...] localdir
"virt-copy-out" copies files and directories out of a virtual machine
disk image or named libvirt domain.
You can give one of more filenames and directories on the command line.
Directories are copied out recursively.
Download the home directories from a virtual machine:
virt-copy-out -d MyGuest /home homes
JUST A SHELL SCRIPT WRAPPER AROUND GUESTFISH
This command is just a simple shell script wrapper around the
guestfish(1) "copy-out" command. For anything more complex than a
trivial copy, you are probably better off using guestfish directly.
Since the shell script just passes options straight to guestfish, read
guestfish(1) to see the full list of options.
guestfish(1), virt-cat(1), virt-copy-in(1), virt-edit(1),
virt-tar-in(1), virt-tar-out(1), http://libguestfs.org/.
Richard W.M. Jones ("rjones at redhat dot com")
Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Red Hat Inc.
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When reporting a bug, please supply:
· The version of libguestfs.
· Where you got libguestfs (eg. which Linux distro, compiled from
· Describe the bug accurately and give a way to reproduce it.
· Run libguestfs-test-tool(1) and paste the complete, unedited output
into the bug report.