copying live vmdk / vdi files
kmk at sanitarium.net
Mon Apr 21 19:38:39 MDT 2014
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Simply put, you can't do file level operations on files that are
being operated on at the block level. You will get a corruption of
multiple versions of your files combined together nonsensically.
This is what volume manager level snapshots are for. Freeze your
files in time, then copy them.
Ditto for databases.
On 04/21/2014 09:27 PM, Daniel wrote:
> I would like to backup my Virtual Box VM folder. I have VDI and
> VMDK files in there. I am told I have to shutdown those virtual
> machines first in order for rsync to copy them correctly. Is this
> correct ?
Kevin Korb Phone: (407) 252-6853
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