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Use SSHFS on XenServer 6.1

On Xen Server 6.1, to backup my VMs, I use a script based on the following tools: xe vm-list to build a list of the VMs to backup xe vm-snapshot to take a snapshot of the VMs xe template-param-set ...
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1answer
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I can't mount a LVM snapshot on a XEN host

I'd like to backup my XEN VMs by copying-rsyncing a LVM snapshot. I'm trying to mount a snapshot that contains a XEN guest's virtual disk (ext4). Below are all the steps I follow. I can't mount the ...
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1answer
225 views

Restore data from overwritten LVM

I lost all of my data (8 TB) which I collected over the past few years yesterday because I made some seriuos mistakes during the remounting of my LVM. I run a XenServer5.6 installation with additional ...
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4answers
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Virtualization for hardware resiliency?

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to pool several physical servers to run a resilient virtualization environment. Our servers are getting more and more critical to our clients and we want to do ...
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0answers
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how to deal with backup & restore of private cloud environment?

using Cloudstack OSS - with NFS as storage backend.... How to deal with VM image backup and restore? snapshot backup is preferred softwares like PHD Virtual are built for specific Hypervisor: ...
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3answers
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Backing up Xen domains

I'm currently developing a Xen backup system, however I have met the following problem: I have two methods of backing up: doing dd from the LVM snapshot, and tarring it., and rsync it remotely ...
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1answer
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Creating Xen backups

I'm looking for a way to create Xen (HVM) backups, using LVM. I know xm save but that is a) inefficient space wise, b) the VM will shut down. I found rsnapshot which is able to create an LVM snapshot, ...
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1answer
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On-line backing up Xen virtual machines running on Ext4fs

What methods exist for backing up Xen virtual machine contents? I have some virtual servers running on LVM / Ext4 disks. Preferably a method which can be directly executed over SSH / network ...
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2answers
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Backup of Xen servers and laptops with encryption

I have the following backup objects: Multiple Xen Linux instances running on same box. A few laptops Windows that contain also private data that needs to be stored encrypted I have this backup ...
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2answers
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Backup Xen domU machines

This is similar to my last question except that my last question included "while running" in the title. I've since learned that this isn't exactly possible. Here is my understanding of the options ...
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5answers
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Backup Xen domU machines while running

The host machine is running CentOS 5.3 and using LVM to create Logical Volumes (LVs) and to allow live snapshots to be taken of those LVs. My thought was to store all of the image files for the Xen ...
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3answers
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Incremental backups of Virtual Machines

We currently run a bunch of physical machines. For backups, we've been using dirvish, which is essentially a wrapper around rsync, and doing them incrementally. We're currently pushing a new machine ...
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LVM snapshots as a backup strategy

How viable as a backup strategy would be periodical LVM snapshots of xen domU's? Pros, cons, any gotchas? To me it seems like the perfect solution for a fast, brainless restore. Any investigation ...