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Re: [Xen-users] what to backup Xen partition with?

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] what to backup Xen partition with?
From: "Ulrich Windl" <ulrich.windl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2007 08:15:03 +0100
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On 2 Feb 2007 at 20:45, Rakotomandimby (R12y) Mihamina wrote:

> On Friday 02 February 2007 08:23, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> > So don't do partition backups. Store a note about the size and location
> > of the partition, a note about the type of file system, then mount it
> > and do a tarball of the files. There are techniques to make a
> > file-system snapshot and a "paused" copy of the Xen domain that may also
> > help: snapshot it and build a new domaiun frm the copy, then shut the
> > copy down and make a tarball from *that*. It'll also restore to a new
> > partition a lot faster than a dd copy, and you can use a different sized
> > partition for the newly restored domain if desired.
> I put /dev/sda7 as /dev/hda of the domU
> The domU has only one partition (/dev/hda1), 
> When, from the dom0, I try to mount /dev/sda7, the filesystem is not known.
> I cannot mount it in order to back it up...

"man kpartx", or serch the list for "kpartx" and "mount".


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