I am going to explain my setup in short then will ask the question regarding to the backup process.
I have 2 physical servers grouped in the same pool under XenCenter.
I am using Xenserver as my platform to host VMs. When I installed Xenserver, I selected thin provisioning (instead of using LVM, I want to use the ext). After I installed xenserver I was able to spin up VMs. When I use the xe commands to locate my VMs, can see the associated .vhd files associated with each VM. I can simply copy the .vhd file from a local drive of phyiscal server (server 1) and import that .vhd file via XenCenter and spin it up in another physical server (server 2).
I wish to know if I have like 5 copies of snapshots with one of my VM on physical server (server 1) and I can see each snapshot is associated with a corresponding .vhd file. I tried to spin those .vhd files in physical server (server 2) but I got an error message: the selected file is not a valid virtual disk file. I am wondering if I can actually spin it up from the .vhd of snapshots?
I was able to spin one up without the snapshots but with the snapshots I assume that I can select the proper .vhd of the snapshot that I want and the system will be able to spin that up automatically. I am wondering if there is a different method to spin snapshot or it is impossible to spin up the snapshot? Thanks