[CentOS-virt] Backing up a running KVM guest
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Wed Mar 25 19:59:04 UTC 2009
Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 01:22:43PM +0000, Julian Price wrote:
>> It has not been released yet and it's a first draft, so break it to me
> Interesting read. One other alternative, with drbd:
> 1) break sync on other node
> 2) backup on other node
> 3) resync other node
> Of course, drbd may not be best suited for disk intensive uses but your
> milleage may vary...
drdb - If I understand right, this is another way to take a snapshot -
similar to taking one disk out of a RAID1, backing it up then rebuilding
the RAID. The LVM snapshot requires space and degrades performance
during the backup and your method suffers neither of those disadvantages.
Thanks for the suggestion.
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