copying live vmdk / vdi files
donaldwhpearson at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 20:09:58 MDT 2014
Think of it like trying paint a still portrait of a caffenated 8yr old with
On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 9:38 PM, Kevin Korb <kmk at sanitarium.net> wrote:
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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:
> > Hi,
> > 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 ?
> > Thanks,
> > Dan
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