lpphiggp wrote:

> I guess I'll try to make a case to justify downing the VMs just long
> enough to create a clone, start the VM back up ASAP, then I can backup
> or move the clone at my leisure.


There are other options, depending on how you have configured your
storage. If you happened to have your DomU's storage on a Dom0 logical
volume (LVM), you could take a snapshot of the LV in a matter of
seconds then do your backup from the snapshot at your leisure.

If this is something you plan to do periodically, you may want to
consider it.

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Kevin Boyle - Knowledge Partner
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