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

James Dinkel jdinkel at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 13:20:22 UTC 2009

On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 6:23 AM, Jarl Friis <jarl at gavia.dk> wrote:

> So I am going for a scheduled down time and just
> virsh shutdown
> make backup of disk-image
> virsh start

Even if you are going to shutdown the virtual machines, you can still use
lvm snapshots to minimize your downtime.  Shutdown all your virtual
machines, take an lvm snapshot of the volume with the disk images, then
power back on your virtual machines.  Then you can back up the disk images
from the lvm snapshot and you don't have to wait for the backup to complete
before powering your machines back on.

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