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Re: [Xen-users] Backups !

To: Paras pradhan <pradhanparas@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Backups !
From: Steve Spencer <sspencer@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2009 07:59:12 -0500
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Paras pradhan wrote:
> My Virtual machines resides on a GFS partition folder (e.g: /guests) .
> I can not take LVM snapshot because CLVM is not yet supported for
> snapshot. DD takes ages to create backups. What is the traditional
> method to backup virtual machines.
> does rdiff-backup make sense in my case?
> Thanks!
> Paras.
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I use rsnapshot on all of my systems, including my XEN VM's.  It is
fast, efficient, has been tested (i.e., I can restore a backup made from
rsnapshot) and frankly, provides me with a lot fewer headaches than any
other method I've tried.  Using rdiff-backup is also a good solution.
It was my solution before rsnapshot.

Steven G. Spencer, Network Administrator
KSC Corporate - The Kelly Supply Family of Companies
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