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Is the qcow2 image format stabilize?

asked 2017-11-13 01:35:26 -0600

liaodalin19903 gravatar image

updated 2017-11-13 01:35:45 -0600

As all we know, the openstack image has many type format:

qcow2, raw, vmdk and so on...

Does their stability has difference?
or, all are very stabilize?

I am plan to use qcow2 to as my only image type. like bellow:

Linux: CentOS6.5.qcow2, CentOS7.2.qcow2, CentOS7.3.qcow2 Ubuntu14.01.qcow2 ......  
Windows:  Windows2000.qcow2, Windows2002.qcow2,Windows2008.qcow2  .......

I don't know whether this is reasonable. I am fear the .qcow2 format image is not stabilize.

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answered 2017-11-13 07:34:53 -0600

Bernd Bausch gravatar image

By far the most common hypervisor used in OpenStack is KVM. By far the most commonly used disk format used with KVM is qcow2. It has been around for ten, perhaps fifteen years. What makes you think it's not stable?

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