VZFS Issues

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Hello listmates,

Normally whenever I needed to grab the contents of a disk/partition in its entirety I would just use dd to pipe it wherever I wanted and that would just work.

However, with a VZFS partition on a Parallels VM itdoes not seem to work:

root@nei [~]# dd if=/dev/vzfs of=/dev/null bs=1M countP
dd: opening `/dev/vzfs’: Permission denied root@nei [~]#

root@nei [~]# mount
/dev/vzfs on / type reiserfs (rw,usrquota,grpquota)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,relatime)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,relatime)
none on /dev type tmpfs (rw,relatime)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,relatime)
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,relatime)
none on /backup/tmpdir type tmpfs (rw,size