backup KVM guest

Steve Meyers steve-plug at
Thu Feb 17 15:38:18 MST 2011

On 2/14/11 2:09 AM, Make Compile wrote:
> anyone here running on kvm virtualization? I'm looking a solution for
> backing up my kvm guest without LVM snapshot. coz I'm running it on a
> none lvm partition. What i did to backup is to go offline state and
> then do the old way command "cp" the image file to its destination
> media. Anyone here suggest a good strategy. Tnx

Sounds like you need LVM.  dd would probably be faster than cp.  You 
could also rsync the filesystem of the guest.


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