run our business's mail server (W2003-DOMINO) as a KVM

Alvin info at
Thu Mar 10 08:35:36 UTC 2011

On Wednesday 09 March 2011 14:00:23 Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
> Quoting jurgen.depicker at (jurgen.depicker at
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I posted a small question on #ubuntu-server: I noticed that ubuntu
> > 10.04.2 LTS has quite old libvirt versions (libvir 0.7.5) which lacks
> > many functions, like managedsave or snapshotting.  What's the
> > recommended way to get the latest versions there?
> What exactly is your goal?  If you just want some data snapshotted,
> I would think the safest way would be to put that data on a separate
> LVM partition on the host, passed in as a virtio device, and use
> LVM snapshots to back up the data.

Be very careful with that. In theory it should work, but when you backup the 
snapshot, the load can bring down your server. Especially running virtual 
machines will suffer.

That reminds me I still have to add this information to bug 712392 [1]... 



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