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From "Kelceydamage@bbits" <kel...@bbits.ca>
Subject Re: Backup Products
Date Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:58:06 GMT
I have found success with using a combo of templates/snapshots and BackupPC on the guests.


This way in a worse case scenario I can roll out a template or even ISO install and re-image
the guest from BackupPC is snapshots fail or the original VM corrupts.

In-fact having at least one backup measure not integrated with CS is beneficial for disaster
recovery.

Otherwise snapshots in practice have been quite rugged, and if stored on an appropriate secondary
storage device, should not be an issue. I keep 3 snaps incase one corrupts.

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 20, 2012, at 5:33 AM, Sheng Liang <Sheng.Liang@citrix.com> wrote:

> CloudStack snapshots are true backups. Snapshots are automatically copied to secondary
storage. After the snapshot is copied out, it is then deleted from primary storage.
> 
> Sheng
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rajesh Battala [mailto:rajesh.battala@citrix.com] 
> Sent: Friday, July 20, 2012 8:06 PM
> To: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: RE: Backup Products
> 
> We can have a Backup And Recovery Solution for the VM's. That feature will actually use
the Snapshot mechanisms to provide the backup and restore. The other option is to take the
clone of the entire VM at different stages and preserve it in backup store. But to clone the
VM it should be stopped which will disrupt the services provided by the VM for a long time.
> 
> Thanks
> Rajesh Battala
> From: Marlon Davids [mailto:mdavids@umbee.co.uk]
> Sent: Friday, July 20, 2012 3:27 PM
> To: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Backup Products
> 
> Hello All,
> 
> We are worried about the lack of backup options we have for Cloudstack. Snapshots are
great but this is not true "backup".
> 
> Everything works with Xenserver but we can't find anything that is compatible with Cloudstack?
> 
> Kind Regards,
> Marlon Davids
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