[CentOS-virt] About doing backups with kvm guests

carlopmart carlopmart at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 10:38:14 UTC 2009

Hi all,

  I have two centos 5.4 servers that I use to run several windows kvm guests (10). 
All works ok (more or less) but I have a problem with backups.

  These windows guests are configured to use lvm partitions as a virtual disks. My 
problem is when I need to do guests backups.

  which is the best form to backup and restore these windows guests? Some examples? 
I see snapshot's lvm option, but I think that this option it is not valid for 
windows guests... probably I need to use dd?? But if i use dd, how can I restore lvm 
image onto another host with lvm partitions?


CL Martinez
carlopmart {at} gmail {d0t} com

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