[PVE-User] Backup process starts VM??

Dietmar Maurer dietmar at proxmox.com
Sun Nov 19 09:11:06 CET 2017

> > Could someone with insight into the backup process explain why kvm is
> > started?
> It uses the qemu copy-on-write feature to make sure the state is consistent.
> You can immediately work with that VM, while qemu make sure that everything
> is consistent.

In your case (you stopped the VM before backup) only the KVM process 
gets started, but not the VM! 

Note: The KVM process does the backup.

Hope this is more clear now.

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