What is the best/recomended/official way to backup VMs

Jarl Friis jarl at gavia.dk
Tue Aug 11 11:17:36 UTC 2009

Thanks for the reply, but it would be more appropriate to reply to the
mailing list.

James Dinkel <jdinkel at gmail.com> writes:

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> On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 3:30 AM, Jarl Friis <jarl at gavia.dk> wrote:
>> I am having some virtual machiines on my ubuntu server 9.04-AMD64. The
>> machines are KVM, I aam using libvirt to manage them.
>> I wonder what is the recomende way to backup these machines.
>> Is it just to
>> virsh suspend
>> backup
>> virsh resume
>> Or are there any other documents/pages discussing this issue?
> We run our servers 24/7, so suspending the virtual machines is not an
> option.  My solution has been to store the disk images on lvm volumes and
> take a snapshot of the lvm volume, then backup the disk images from the
> snapshot.
> Brazen

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