[CentOS-virt] About doing backups with kvm guests

Christopher G. Stach II cgs at ldsys.net
Fri Dec 11 11:38:18 UTC 2009

----- "carlopmart" <carlopmart at gmail.com> wrote:

>   which is the best form to backup and restore these windows guests?
> Some examples? 

Shadow copy and amanda/zmanda.

> I see snapshot's lvm option, but I think that this option it is not
> valid for 
> windows guests...

It's valid if you don't need a clean backup. :) Usually, a dump of a snapshot is good enough if it is read-mostly. It's probably better than nothing, although not recommended since there are no guarantees.

> probably I need to use dd?? But if i use dd, how can
> I restore lvm 
> image onto another host with lvm partitions?


Christopher G. Stach II

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