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

Jorge Armando Medina jmedina at e-compugraf.com
Wed Aug 12 15:08:38 UTC 2009

James Dinkel wrote:
> 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.
That is what I use with xen enviroments, of course only for OS
filesystems, data filesistems are backed up with bacula.
> Brazen

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