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Development VM Release Process

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Rough Outline

  • Run aptitude update to get updated packages
  • run cat /dev/zero > zero.fill;sync;sleep 1;sync;rm -f zero.fill
This command is run inside the VM to zerofill the available empty space
  • On the host machine, running vmware server, run vmware-vdiskmanager.exe -k g2-developer-vm-*
This shrinks the vmdk files
  • Zip up the whole g2-developer-vm directory. I used 7-zip to create a maximum compression (Level 9) .bz2 file
  • Upload to