André Malm admin at
Wed Apr 5 05:44:21 UTC 2023

The reason given is shut off (crashed).

So something virsh backup-begin does is causing he guest to crash?

Den 2023-04-04 kl. 16:58, skrev Peter Krempa:
> On Tue, Apr 04, 2023 at 16:28:18 +0200, André Malm wrote:
>> Hello,
>> For some vms the virsh backup-begin sometimes shuts off the vm and returns
>> "error: operation failed: domain is not running" although it was clearly in
>> state running (or paused).
>> Is the idea that you should guest-fsfreeze-freeze / virsh suspend before
>> virsh backup-begin? I have tried with both with the same results.
> Freezing the guest filesystems is a good idea to increase the data
> consistency of the backup, but is not necessary. Nor it should have any
> influence on the lifecycle of the VM.
>> What could be causing the machine to shut off?
> The VM most likely crashed, or was turned off in a different way.
> Try running
>   virsh domstate --reason $VMNAME
> to see what the reason for the current state is.

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