[CentOS-docs] How to back up a running KVM guest
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Sat Mar 21 22:59:02 UTC 2009
Please create a page on the wiki for a HowTo with the subject:
"How to back up a running KVM guest"
This will explain how to use LVM to take a snaphot of a KVM guest's
virtual hard drive and rsync it to a remote backup server.
I have a prototype running but there are still many issues to be
resolved affecting performance, security, reliability, automation. I
intend to include a to-do list so that others can contribute. The to-do
list is quite long so it's unsuitable for a single forum or mailing list
post, where discussion about various points on a single thread could get
confusing. Maybe individual issues could be posted in the forum for
Are wiki pages created in a hidden state and made visible when they
reach the required quality?
Please also grant permission for me to alter the KVM HowTo:
...so I can add the salient points from this forum post...
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