[pve-devel] KVM Live Backup performance

Dietmar Maurer dietmar at proxmox.com
Tue Nov 26 18:45:15 CET 2013

> I have a suggestion that would help alleviate the read and write downsides to
> this.
> Create a memory buffer where the reads/writes from the VM are placed.
> When buffer is over a certain percentage, stop the backup read operations and
> flush the buffer.
> The VM can perform IO up to the limit of the memory buffer with little loss in
> performance.

That is how it works already.

Anyways, I will try to upgrade KVM to 1.7 first (many backup related changes). 
We can then test again and try to optimize further.

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