[DRBD-user] DRBD and KVM for a HA-Cluster ?

Lentes, Bernd bernd.lentes at helmholtz-muenchen.de
Fri Jan 14 13:11:47 CET 2011

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

Digimer wrote:
> >  
> > Hi,
> > 
> > how can i backup a VM which is installed in a plain LV 
> without no fs ?
> > No fs - no mount - no backup, right ?
> > I'd like to backup the vm's in the host.
> > Could a lv snapshot be helpful ?
> > 
> > 
> > Bernd
> The LV is, essentially, just like a normal hard drive from 
> the point of view of the VM. To back it up, in a 
> non-clustered environment, you can use tradition LVM 
> snapshoting. This occurs below the VM, so it needs not know 
> anything about it.

But the snapshot has - i suppose - no filesystem, because the LV for the KVM has no one. So - i suppose - i can't
mount the snapshot.
But when i'm not able to mount it, how can it be backuped (from the host's point of view) ?


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