This is my first post, so please be gentle. :)
My CentOS 6.5 box has a QEMU binary that does not support live external snapshots. This is the command I attempt on the virsh CLI, and its output:
virsh # snapshot-create-as myvm snapshot1 "snapshot1 test" --disk-only --atomic error: Operation not supported: live disk snapshot not supported with this QEMU binary
First Question: Which QEMU binary is this error referring to?
I assumed that the QEMU binary referenced was
Second Question: How should the QEMU binary be updated when it isn't available in the operating system's package management system?
I attempted to download the source of a newer version at http://sourceforge.net/projects/kvm/files/qemu-kvm/1.2.0/, compile it, and create a symbolic link that points to the appropriate binary. A listing of the link looks like so:
/usr/local/bin # ls -lah /usr/libexec/qemu-kvm lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 33 Jan 14 11:20 /usr/libexec/qemu-kvm -> /usr/local/bin/qemu-system-x86_64
I then restarted libvirtd, but I'm getting the same error.
Any help is much appreciated!