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Re: [Xen-users] Backup domU image at runtime

On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 2:50 PM, Alberto Asuero <albertoasuero@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello!
> I'm running xen 3.4.1, I've a partition with lots of virtual machines mount
> at /vserver/images/domains. Inside that folder I've all the img disk
> (created with dd) of each virtual machine.
> # ls  /vserver/images/domains
> # win_xp.img win7.img ubuntu.img debian.img w2008.img gentoo.img
> Could I run a cp or rdiff-backup over /vserver/images/domains when these
> virtual machines are running?


At the very least, you need to either:
- pause the vms first (xm pause ..., xm resume ...), or
- if the "partition" is on LVM, create an LVM snapshot first, mount
it, and THEN back it up (don't forget do delete the snapshot


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