Allow allocation of virtual disks created by other software just like physical disks

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac Feature Suggestions' started by WilliamF11, Sep 29, 2019.

  1. WilliamF11

    WilliamF11 Bit Poster

    I am running ZFS on macOS, and have been for years. It is, without a doubt, what APFS should have been but never will be.

    It is capable of creating very efficient virtual disks (zvols) that macOS is very happy with. I use them for many things, most recently targets for Time Machine backups over SMB. Very very reliable.

    I'd like to be able to add them to a VM just like I can add physical disks. Would be very useful for testing, but also in some production situations.

    From looking at the PVS files with physical disks attached, I see no reason the virtual disks wouldn't work fine. The are just disks, as far as Parallels would be concerned. I intend to try to modify a PVS file to prove this, if you guys have any advice on what fields are critical in the XML v those that are not.


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