[pve-devel] [PATCH pve-manager] Update vzdump man page for 4.0 (LXC containers , KVM live backup)

Emmanuel Kasper e.kasper at proxmox.com
Thu Sep 10 11:59:43 CEST 2015

 PVE/CLI/vzdump.pm | 16 +++++++++++-----
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/PVE/CLI/vzdump.pm b/PVE/CLI/vzdump.pm
index e3b02a6..e363f25 100755
--- a/PVE/CLI/vzdump.pm
+++ b/PVE/CLI/vzdump.pm
@@ -51,17 +51,23 @@ rsync copies changed files. After that, the VM is started (resume)
 again. This results in a minimal downtime, but needs additional space
 to hold the VM copy.
-For QemuServer, this mode work like C<stop> mode, but uses
-suspend/resume instead of stop/start.
+For QemuServer, this mode will suspend the VM, start
+a live backup, and resume the VM.
 =item C<snapshot> mode
-This mode uses LVM2 snapshots. There is no downtime, but snapshot mode
-needs LVM2 and some free space on the corresponding volume group to
-create the LVM snapshot.
+For containers, this mode uses the snapshotting facilities of the underlying
+storage. A snapshot will be made of the container volume, and the snapshot content
+will be archived in a tar file.
+For QemuServer, this mode will do a live backup similar to the C<snaphost> mode, but without
+suspending/resuming the VM.
+A technical overview of the Proxmox VE live backup for QemuServer can be found online at:
 Newer version of vzdump encodes the virtual machine type and the

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