[Users] oVirt support for backup/restore

Deepak C Shetty deepakcs at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Tue May 29 12:44:37 UTC 2012

Hi All,
     I was advised on #ovirt IRC to send a mail to know more on the new 
changes happening in the oVirt backup / restore area. Below is the IRC 
chatlog for reference.

/<deepakcs> Hello, i was looking for info on how VM backups work in 
ovirt env.  From the docs, it seems one has to export the VM to the 
export domain and then backup from there ?
<deepakcs> Exporting VM to export domain does a full copy of the vm 
image, is it possible to do backup from a snapshot if i had one, in 
ovirt setup ?

<lpeer> deepakcs: hey, we do not have direct backup from snapshot

<deepakcs> lpeer, but that means.. anytime we need to backup, we are 
creating a full copy which is taking much more space.. having backups 
from snapshot is more preferred, space and timewise, ?

<lpeer> deepakcs: yes you are right we are working on a backup solution
<lpeer> deepakcs: abaron ping

<lpeer> deepakcs: abaron can give you more information on the backup API 
we are working on

<deepakcs> lpeer, okay, is there any wiki page on this on ovirt wiki ?

<lpeer> deepakcs: I can't find one but it is better to write a question 
to the users mailling list
<deepakcs> lpeer, thanks

I was wondering if anyone has more info on what being proposed and/or 
changed in the backup/restore area, what to look forward to ?


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