On 08/06/2014 10:06 AM, Yuanzhen Gu wrote:not entirely, because you still top-posted.
> yes, I got your point, thanks very much Eric.
>You mean, you have multiple VMs, and want to take a snapshot of all
> If I want to take a distributed snapshot, which need pause all the VMs and
> then take snapshot, how can I control the pause for all the VMs?
their storage at the same point in time? Then it is up to you to
manually pause all the guests before taking the snapshot in each of
them. Taking an external disk snapshot works while a guest is paused.
Guest freeze/thaw (virDomainFSFreeze) only works on a live guest. So
> Is there only way that I turn to freeze/thaw functions?
what you will have to do is:
However, I honestly don't know why you think you need disk snapshots
from the same point in time across multiple VMs, though.
Compare it to
bare metal - how would you take a snapshot of multiple hosts? Either
they are independent storage (and it doesn't matter if they are not
precisely at the same point in time), or they are using clustered
storage visible by all hosts in the cluster (but in that case, use your
cluster storage management tools to take the snapshot, rather than
trying to take a point-in-time snapshot of the low-level storage on each
host and coordinating all the hosts to do it at the same point in time).
freeze/thaw is for all freezeable file systems on the whole guest, but
> and freeze/thaw only for file systems, not for the whole guest, am I right?
it requires guest cooperation.