[libvirt-users] Can't take live snapshot, not supported with this QEMU binary

Tashi Lu dotslash.lu at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 09:19:34 UTC 2015

Hi all,

I was trying to take live snapshot of VMs, but I got the following error:

[root at localhost ~]# virsh snapshot-create-as 1 test desc --live
--memspec file=mem.bak,snapshot=external --diskspec
error: Operation not supported: live disk snapshot not supported with
this QEMU binary

I upgraded my qemu-kvm 0.12.1 to qemu 1.2, the error still exists. Is
this really the problem of my qemu version or I did something wrong?
To what version should I upgrade? Thanks.

virsh version:
Compiled against library: libvirt 0.10.2
Using library: libvirt 0.10.2
Using API: QEMU 0.10.2
Running hypervisor: QEMU 0.12.1

uname -r: 2.6.32-504.el6.x86_64

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