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From Nux! <>
Subject Re: Slow snapshots with KVM
Date Wed, 30 Jan 2013 23:25:19 GMT
On 30.01.2013 22:48, David Nalley wrote:
> As long as you realize that these are 'crash consistent' snapshots,
> then yes. I personally dislike using the term 'backup' for snapshots -
> it's certainly not a method I'd use to backup data that was important
> to me.
> --David

Crash consistent can be great when you don't have anything else. :-)
Plus another advantage of a full snapshot is that there's no I/O cost 
in maintaing it vs the changes in "master", like it is with the e.g. lvm 
snapshots. So there are advantages and disadvantages..

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