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Re: [Xen-users] Backup solution

Jordi Espasa Clofent wrote:
> Hi all,
> We are planning to use XEN VPS in production environment. Before it we
> need to design a realiable backup policy for obvious reasons. I view
> two approaches:
> a) Use a "snapshot" system for backup ALL VM file (image).
> b) Use a traditional backup system (rsync, tar, cpio) for backup
> SELECTED data into VM.
> I prefer A option but I've read in this list it is not possible unless
> you stop de VM during a few time (the time required for backup
> operation itself).

If your vm image are files, and use LVM snapshot, you don't need to STOP
the VM for backup.
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