What is the best/recomended/official way to backup VMs
mat at olitec.ca
Wed Aug 12 23:10:33 UTC 2009
This may be of use, although the author does state that it is a work in
Backing up a live virtual machine seems like a pretty logical thing, I'm
somewhat surprised that what seems like a work-around with LVM is the
best way to accomplish this.
> 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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