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From Ahmad Emneina <>
Subject Re: Slow snapshots with KVM
Date Wed, 30 Jan 2013 22:25:59 GMT
Restoring a full backup to a point in time is 'easier' with full backups.
It's heavy on storage/networking relating to the operations. Delta's
maintain a reference to their parents so full backups are what you get when
you restore from a specific delta... with the efficiency in
networking/storage as a value add. It would be nice to see delta's in KVM.

On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 2:04 PM, Nux! <> wrote:

> On 30.01.2013 21:14, Ahmad Emneina wrote:
>> KVM does a snapshot of the whole disk, as opposed to delta's like
>> xenserver. Which is why your kvm snapshots take ages to copy to secondary
>> storage.
> Is then safe to assume that a Cloudstack KVM snapshot can be used as a
> "full backup" that can be restored even though there is nothing left of the
> original virtual machine? Doesn't sound so bad from a reliability point of
> view; an incremental/delta snapshot would not be of much case in a disaster
> scenario.
> --
> Sent from the Delta quadrant using Borg technology!
> Nux!

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