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How to backup Xen Virtual machines

How can we backup the xen virtual machines? We are running xen on 64bit SLES. Is there any software etc or command to take the backup of VMs?
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kptoneCommented:
I export them to an external usb drive.

attach drive.

Fdisk etc.. ext3..

mount (eg: mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/disk)

then:

Xe vm-list

look at the uuid that you want to export.

Make sure that it is offline (it must be offline)

xe vm-export uuid=whatevertheuuidis filename=/mnt/disk/BLAHBLAH.xva

See the following links for more information:

If you need help formatting in Linux -

http://tinyurl.com/6bwxeb

http://tinyurl.com/y92h489 - Be sure to see all 3 parts!

And Most importantly:

http://tinyurl.com/yeuwmc3

Search that document for vm-export, it will also give you information on how to backup just the metadata.

Hope this helps, and good luck!





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kptoneCommented:
Did that solve your question?
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edolivierAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all!
But I can only use the xm program  for managing my Xen guest domains
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kptoneCommented:
Xencenter?

Just do the above commands from the console tab, or use putty to ssh to your xenserver.
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edolivierAuthor Commented:
This not resolve my problem.
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edolivierAuthor Commented:
I could solve it myself, reinstalled the SO. Thanks, but of delay.
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