LibguestFS GLLUG Talk

Over the years there have been a handful of GLLUG members that have given so many interesting talks that I’ll always turn up to watch them - and Richard Jones is definitely in that short list.

The website does an excellent job of explaining: libguestfs is a library for accessing and modifying virtual machine (VM) disk images. Amongst the things this is good for: making batch configuration changes to guests, viewing and editing files inside guests (virt-cat, virt-edit), getting disk used/free statistics (virt-df), migrating between virtualization systems (virt-p2v), performing partial backups, performing partial guest clones, cloning VMs and changing registry/UUID/hostname info, and much else besides.” but it doesn’t quite convey how cool it is to spin up access in to a windows machine in a handful of seconds and then dump out the registry key you’re looking for - all from a Linux command line.

Oh, and even if you didn’t turn up (tsk tsk) you can read all about the libguestfs gllug talk here.