[libvirt-users] All VMs permanently 'paused'

Mark Coolen mark.coolen at gmail.com
Mon Jan 8 17:17:33 UTC 2018

It was a full partition. Thanks for this too, though. It might come in
handy in the future. I'm kicking myself for not looking at my data
partition's disk space ;-)

I just realized that I'd just replied to Tony and not the list.

Thanks Tony. I've shifted some files and everything's good now.


On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 11:39 AM, Francesc Guasch <frankie at telecos.upc.edu>

> El 08/01/18 a las 17:03, Mark Coolen escribió:
>> I set up Alpine Linux as a libvirt-based KVM hypervisor last week.
>> Everything was working beautifully on Friday. I left two Windows VMs up and
>> running and two 'Saved' on Friday afternoon. When I go in this morning the
>> two running ones were 'Paused' and I can't unpause them with virt-manager
>> or with virsh. The other two saved ones I can start, but they are
>> immediately paused too. When I click to unpause in virt- manager nothing
>> happens. When I 'resume' in virsh I get 'Domain ... resumed' but it's
>> immediately paused again. I looked in /var/log/libvirt/libvirtd.log and
>> qemu/<DOMAIN>.log and there doesn't seem to be anything happening. No
>> errors or anything.
>> As I say. Everything was working fine on Friday afternoon.
>> Does anyone know what I should try next? I'll attach my logs and the XML
>> of one of my machines.
> I don't know what happened but I'm pretty sure you can recover
> the domains removing the file stored by the pause command:
> # virsh managedsave-remove domainname
> # virs start domainname
> As for the underlying problem , it happened to me once and I thought
> it was caused by a full partition. Notice the saved state files won't
> go to the storage pool directory. In my system those files are kept on:
>     /var/lib/libvirt/qemu/save/
> Hope this helped a little bit.

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