[sheepdog-users] Snashot and backup

Liu Yuan namei.unix at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 09:02:38 CET 2012

On 12/07/2012 03:33 PM, Valerio Pachera wrote:
> This is it.
> That way I can store a file somewhere out of the cluster.
> Till now I used lvm to give block device to the guests.
> To backup volumes, I usualy:
> - turn off the guest
> - create an lvm snapshot
> - restart the guest
> - copy the snapshot by dd
> This way I have a very low down time because I do not have to keep off
> the guest till the end of the backup (think of a large image, 50 or
> more giga).
> Is it possible to convert a vdi disk from a snaphsot using the same logic?

I think positive. We can use 'qemu-img convert' every VDI in the vdi list.


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