[libvirt-users] Live Disk Snapshot Not Supported

Eric Blake eblake at redhat.com
Wed Nov 26 04:58:56 UTC 2014

On 11/25/2014 09:54 PM, Payes Anand wrote:
> Hi,

[please don't top-post on technical lists]

> The package installed is qemu-kvm-1.5.3-60.el7_0.10.x86_64 on CentOS 7.

You need qemu-kvm-rhev, not plain qemu-kvm.

>> Libvirt can't do live snapshots if the underlying qemu cannot.  Since
>> you are using CentOS, I'd look into finding the qemu-kvm-rhev package
>> (the default qemu-kvm package is intentionally shipped with fewer
>> supported features, and you have run into one of those features).

Quoting Paolo Bonzini's earlier mail

Luckily, since you are using CentOS you do not really care about
official Red Hat RPMs, and you can get the packages here:


This yum repository file will help:

    name=oVirt rebuilds of qemu-kvm-rhev


Drop it in /etc/yum.repos.d/qemu-kvm-rhev.repo and install qemu-kvm-rhev
with yum.  All features will be available.  It would be simpler to have
a CentOS SIG build this, but it hasn't happened yet.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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