17.4. Actions

17.4.1. Export Template Action

Note

The export storage domain is deprecated. Storage data domains can be unattached from a data center and imported to another data center in the same environment, or in a different environment. Virtual machines, floating virtual disk images, and templates can then be uploaded from the imported storage domain to the attached data center. See the Importing Existing Storage Domains section in the Red Hat Virtualization Administration Guide for information on importing storage domains.
The templates collection contains an export action.
The export action exports a template to an Export storage domain. A destination storage domain is specified with a storage_domain reference.
The export action reports a failed action if a virtual machine template of the same name exists in the destination domain. Set the exclusive parameter to true to change this behavior and overwrite any existing virtual machine template.

Example 17.7. Action to export a template to an export storage domain

POST /ovirt-engine/api/templates/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000/export HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/xml
Content-type: application/xml

<action>
    <storage_domain id="00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000"/>
    <exclusive>true<exclusive/>
</action>