Migrate VMs from KVM/Qemu to RHEV or Ovirt

Where I work we recently migrated our virtual machine infrastructure from KVM/Qemu to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV), which is really just Ovirt with commercial support. Incidentally, I have to say that I’m utterly disappointed and disgusted with Red Hat’s support for this product, but that’s another issue altogether.

In order to make the migration as painless as possible I cobbled together the script below, which has sections based on Ovirt sample code. The script should be run on the RHEV/Ovirt management server and expects 2 parameters, the server from which to migrate and the VM to migrate. The script is in perl and makes use of the RHEV/Ovirt API. Ensure you edit as indicated before trying to use it. Continue reading

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OziExplorer Mouse Problem Fix

If you use OziExplorer and leave a serial or USB GPS receiver plugged in you have likely come across the problem of your mouse cursor suddenly having a life of its own, complete with random clicks, which always seem to occur at the most inconvenient times. Whether or not this also happens with Bluetooth receivers I don’t know. Continue reading

MySQL Backup Script

I store nearly all my important data, both business and personal in MySQL databases, so backing up those databases is extremely important. Here I’ll present a script to not only backup the databases but to compress and encrypt those backups as well. Continue reading

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