[virt-tools-list] Best way to backup my VMs

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Tue Apr 12 19:07:19 UTC 2011

On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 05:50:37PM +0200, Frédéric Grelot wrote:
> An other method to profit from virtualization-enabled server would be to take the following actions :
> -inside guest : turn of server application
> -inside guest : unmount data disk
> -inside guest : remount and restart server application

Most guests support some concept of freezing the filesystem which is
like this but far less disruptive.  See for example:


Also the new virt agent will be able to implement these interfaces
using some sort of upcall from the host.  It's not actually
implemented yet AFAIK.


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
libguestfs lets you edit virtual machines.  Supports shell scripting,
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