[CentOS-virt] Backing up a running KVM guest
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Thu Mar 26 13:31:23 UTC 2009
Julian Price wrote on Wed, 25 Mar 2009 18:59:04 +0000:
> Thanks for the suggestion.
Another one, although I'm sure that some will loudly protest about it :-)
I've had excellent results with rsyncing the complete content of Xen VMs
to other Xen VMs. It works flawlessly even for MySQL database in full
swing. Maybe it makes a difference if you use InnoDB, I'm using MyISAM
whereever I can for reasons of speed and robustness. I've rsynced even
heavy use servers with no problems (did a lot of tests to make sure the
Before doing it this way I checked out the LVM snapshot options (e.g.
mount a snapshot and rsync that snapshot) as this is usually recommended
but found them not really fitting me.
Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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