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From Marc-Aurèle Brothier <>
Subject Re: KVM Live VM Snapshots
Date Mon, 19 Dec 2016 08:31:26 GMT
Hi Asai,

In my opinion, doing a VM snapshot is making a step in the wrong direction.
Your applications/system running inside your VMs should be designed to
handle an OS crash. Then a new VM, freshly installed, should be able to get
back into your application setup so that you have again an appropriate
number of healthy nodes.


On Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 4:34 AM, Asai <> wrote:

> Greetings,
> Is it correct that currently there is no support in Cloudstack for KVM
> live VM snapshots? I see that Volume snapshots are available for running
> VMs, but that makes me wonder what everyone is doing to get a disaster
> recovery backup of a KVM based VM?  I did ask this question a few weeks
> back, but only one person responded with one solution, and I am really
> trying to figure out what the best solutions are here.
> Has anybody seen this script?
> 334ee88ba5451c8f5732
> What is the community's opinion of scripts like this?  And also, big
> question, if this script is good, why isn't it integrated into Cloudstack?
> Thanks,
> Asai

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