[PVE-User] qcow2 "snapshot": are they feasible/planned?

Dietmar Maurer dietmar at proxmox.com
Tue Jan 3 09:19:08 CET 2012

> 	I'm referring to QCOW-snapshotting, and _NOT_ LVM snapshotting, as
> they are two _very_ different features: I want to be able to snapshot a VM
> without shutdown down it (a few-seconds "stop" could be ok) being sure that all
> the state of the VM (memory and filehandles included) will be saved.

Why do you need that - for backup?

> 	I saw that requirements for QCOW2-snapshot are met by proxmox: KVM
> support and QCOW as storage backend. So it seems that the only things that is
> missing is some "web interface".
> 	Will proxmox support such a feature?

AFAIK you can create such snapshots using the monitor - but we have no api for that.

- Dietmar

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