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

Dietmar Maurer dietmar at proxmox.com
Tue Jan 3 10:52:59 CET 2012

> > Why do you need that - for backup?
> I'm aware that backup, strictly speaking, refer to "storage" (and so, LVM-like
> solutions are OK). I'm also aware that the proper way to backup a DB (like
> MySQL) is to "dump" its content and store it somewhere. But creating dumps as
> well ad recovering from them in case of disaster can be very time-consuming.
> - From my point of view (am I wrong?) is much better to "stop" the machine for
> a few seconds, "snapshot everything", "un-stop" the machine.

Restoring a vzdump backup is really easy - I never had any problems with that.

For me this looks like you want to solve a problem which does not exist.

- Dietmar

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