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[Xen-users] Using LVM snapshots to backup NTFS partitions for windows guests

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  • From: "Milan Krstić" <milan.krstic@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 03:33:36 +0200
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Hi everyone!

I've been reading this list for a while and I'm thinking that the best
way to do backups is using LVM snapshots as discussed here several

The problem is that when i use a LVM logical volume as windows disk,
windows writes the partition table onto the LV so the LV itself is not
a partition - it's a whole disk.

lvm/device-mapper does not create the partition devices in /dev so i
cannot mount/access the ntfs partitions with anything but fdisk, and i
would like to use ntfsclone or similar.

Is there any way around this?


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