[PVE-User] KVM Backup

Dietmar Maurer dietmar at proxmox.com
Sat May 31 09:26:20 CEST 2008

> I have been googling around some and am trying to find the 
> easiest way to backup KVM containers with Proxmox. What is 
> the recommend procedure?
> Does anybody have any tips about this?

Hi Andrew,

I guess you can just save the image and config file with scp. We use the
qcow2 format, so a simple copy should provide a kind of snapshot.

If you want a 100% consistent state you need to:

	- shutdown the vm
	- copy the image and config files
	- restart the vm

We also plan to integrate kvm backups into our vzdump utility for V1.0

- Dietmar 

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