[virt-tools-list] The best strategies for backing up virtual machines

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Fri Mar 28 21:37:31 UTC 2014

On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 10:08:49PM -0500, Peng Yu wrote:
> Hi,
> There are quite a number of webpages discussing backup and snapshots.
> But I'm not sure what the currently best practice is.

Just treat your virtual machines like networked machines.  Install a
backup client, and use Puppet/etc for installation and configuration


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
virt-p2v converts physical machines to virtual machines.  Boot with a
live CD or over the network (PXE) and turn machines into KVM guests.

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