[CentOS] Backing up Xen vm's

Fri Feb 14 09:49:32 UTC 2014
Peter <peter at pajamian.dhs.org>

On 02/14/2014 09:56 PM, Johan Vermeulen wrote:
> I will try this one : 
> http://www.jansipke.nl/creating-backups-of-running-vms-in-xenserver/

XenServer != Xen.  these directions won't work for Xen4CentoS.

You probably want to put your VMs disk images on logical volumes (LVM),
leave some empty space ont eh volume group, then use LVM snapshots,
mount the snapshots in the dom0 and take your backup off of those.  A
good program which I have recently come across for taking the actual
backup is backuppc.