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Re: [Fedora-xen] Slightly off-topic question about Xen+LVM



Aaron Metzger <ametzger silkspeed com> writes:

> Sam Folk-Williams wrote:
>>
>>
>>> Alternatively, is there any other reliable way to make a
>>> self-consistent copy of a running Xen virtual machine image for the
>>> case where the Xen virtual machine is held in a regular file system
>>> file?  Is LVM my only option?
>>
>> For a single file you can just copy the file... with, say, cp or dd.
>>
>
> Thanks for the reply, but I thought that this is not a valid thing to
> do for a RUNNING guest.  I think that the file will be changing too
> rapidly (guest machine swap etc) to get a self-consistent copy using
> just "cp" or "dd".  Right?

Right.


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