I'm new to xen server, and would like to know few things about the best ways to do a complete back up of a VM.
I'm using XenCenter and have encountered some issues wih exporting a complete VM : the export is very very slow, and fails after few hours. After 3 hours of export, the size of the file I get is about 500MB.
The export of a snapshot is really faster, but I was wondering : if the server completely crashes, and that I need to install my VM again from scratch, is the export of the VM be enough to be able to start again directly? Like importing a complete VM
The VM I have is a debian with oracle-xe installed on it, only there for development testing purposes. I don't need to back up files, but just need to be sure that I'll always be able to run it again without too much difficulties.