[CentOS] Best way to backup virtual machines from Citrix XenServer.

nate centos at linuxpowered.net
Mon Feb 8 20:07:30 UTC 2010

Simon Billis wrote:

> Good quality storage (which usually comes at a price) will provide the
> functionality that is needed to backup the VM's either as a complete VM
> image or files from the VM filesystem. Entry level storage from suppliers
> such as Equallogic/Dell comes with this functionality and it is possible to
> have the storage up and attached to servers within 10 mins from un-boxing it
> (but do allow a little longer to understand it ;-) .)

Suggest reading this interesting piece "3 years of equallogic" before
thinking about using it's snapshot stuff -


Of course not all snapshot solutions are created equal, equallogic's
appears to be especially poor in this regard.


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