how to convert ami/aki/ari image to qcow2?

asked 2014-06-17 02:34:37 -0500

bishoy gravatar image

I need to convert an image from it's 3 files ami/aki/ark to qcow2. it there is a way to do that?

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answered 2014-06-17 02:38:08 -0500

SGPJ gravatar image

Please follow this link:

for converting to qcow2 format.

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No, This will not work for sure!

bishoy gravatar imagebishoy ( 2014-06-17 03:10:08 -0500 )edit

first you can try to convert ami to vmdk then to qcow2: $ qemu-img convert -f raw -O vmdk vmdk-image.raw final.vmdk

SGPJ gravatar imageSGPJ ( 2014-06-19 04:10:57 -0500 )edit

will try, thank you

bishoy gravatar imagebishoy ( 2014-06-19 07:01:25 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-06-17 09:03:17 -0500

Hi bishoy,

I did not find a direct way to convert Amazon EC2 ami to qcow2.

Please try follow the steps in the following link to obtain the raw image. And then replace the very last step to covert to qcow2. In the following example, it is trying to convert to vmdk format. Hope it helps.

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answered 2018-11-28 12:56:15 -0500

fsalaman gravatar image

Use VMware's free tool Converter and generate a flat vmdk, then use qemu-img to convert to qcow2, voila.

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