[linux-lvm] efficiently copying snapshot data.

Ray Morris support at bettercgi.com
Sat Jul 10 00:38:01 UTC 2010

> How can I efficiently copy only the snapshot?

rsync.  Mount the snapshot, mount the copy of the source LV
on the other machine, and rsync from the snapshot to the copy.
You'll probably need to use "kpartx" to make the partitions
with the LVs visible.
Ray Morris
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On 07/09/2010 06:47:12 PM, Michael Closson wrote:
> Say I am using lvm to store VM disks.  I have a logical volume with  
> the
> master image and the vms are snapshots created from the master LV.
> I want to save this VM, copy the memory and snapshot data to a  
> different
> machine with the same master LV, and then restore the VM.
> Is it possible?  How can I efficiently copy only the snapshot?
> Thanks,
> Mike C

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