[PVE-User] vzdump documentation ?

Dietmar Maurer dietmar at proxmox.com
Wed Dec 23 07:08:24 CET 2009

The source code is the best documentation.

- Dietmar

From: pve-user-bounces at pve.proxmox.com [mailto:pve-user-bounces at pve.proxmox.com] On Behalf Of Julien Cornuwel
Sent: Mittwoch, 23. Dezember 2009 02:53
To: pve-user at pve.proxmox.com
Subject: [PVE-User] vzdump documentation ?


I'm looking for documentation about vzdump/vzrestore. Not how to use it, but what it does exactly...
For what I understand, it just saves the private directory and the config file in a tar archive, but it seems not to be that simple : it has to handle special files, which aren't properly saved by a basic 'tar zcf' command.

I tried to read the source code, but my perl knowledge is close to /dev/null :-/

To be clear, I would like to be able to reproduce its behaviour in a shell script (or better, a ruby script). The ultimate goal being to perform full/incremental backups and being able to fine-tune the retention delay...

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