[Users] Problems with snapshots

Juan Pablo Lorier jplorier at gmail.com
Fri Nov 1 12:49:02 UTC 2013

Thanks Itamar,

The thing is that export doesn't copy the direct lun. About snapshots,
can it be done if the lun has lvm? I used to make a sort of live backup
using lvm snapshots with this luns, maybe this can be done within ovirt
in a future version.

On 31/10/13 21:30, Itamar Heim wrote:
> On 10/31/2013 08:11 PM, Juan Pablo Lorier wrote:
>> Gianluca,
>> I saw your post and I think it does not apply to my problem. First of
>> all, I have newer version than yours:
>> ovirt-engine.noarch                  3.2.2-1.1.el6 @ovirt-stable
>> ovirt-engine-backend.noarch          3.2.2-1.1.el6 @ovirt-stable
>> ovirt-engine-cli.noarch     @ovirt-stable
>> ovirt-engine-dbscripts.noarch        3.2.2-1.1.el6 @ovirt-stable
>> ovirt-engine-genericapi.noarch       3.2.2-1.1.el6 @ovirt-stable
>> ovirt-engine-restapi.noarch          3.2.2-1.1.el6 @ovirt-stable
>> ovirt-engine-sdk.noarch    
>> @ovirt_test
>> ovirt-engine-setup.noarch            3.2.2-1.1.el6 @ovirt-stable
>> ovirt-engine-tools.noarch            3.2.2-1.1.el6 @ovirt-stable
>> ovirt-engine-userportal.noarch       3.2.2-1.1.el6 @ovirt-stable
>> ovirt-engine-webadmin-portal.noarch  3.2.2-1.1.el6 @ovirt-stable
>> Another thing is that it looks like you had the vm started from a disk
>> in the data storage, mine are from direct lun.
>> Anyway, I'm trying to make backup from the vms by cloning the vms and
>> exporting them, but even exporting a shut down vm does not copy the
>> disk.
>> Is exporting of a direct lun possible with ovirt?
> so as explained, snapshot are currently not supported for shared disks
> and for direct lun disks.
> export of direct lun disk should work though.
> allon?
>> Regards,
>> On 31/10/13 15:03, Gianluca Cecchi wrote:
>>> On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 5:24 PM, Juan Pablo Lorier  wrote:
>>>     Hi,
>>>     I have a DC with an ISCSI data storage and several VMs running
>>>     with direct luns discs for each one. Ovirt is 3.2 all running on
>>>     top of centos 6.4 minimal(hosts and engine). I want to take
>>>     snapshots of the vms for backup but though it claims everything
>>>     went right, there's no file or anything created anywhere and the
>>>     details of the snapshot shows no disks. Where should I look for
>>>     the snapshot? what info do you need to give me a hand on this?
>>>     Here's a capture of the web admin snapshot tab:
>>> For details pane of snapshot missing information there was also a bug
>>> in 3.2 (in F18 in my case).
>>> See this mail of mine:
>>> http://lists.ovirt.org/pipermail/users/2013-February/012764.html
>>> and the whole thread referred there
>>> Gianluca
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