[pve-devel] some news for snapshots

Dietmar Maurer dietmar at proxmox.com
Mon Aug 27 17:51:52 CEST 2012

> Just found the following comment:
> http://wiki.qemu.org/Features/Snapshots
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> internal snapshots
> By making the snapshot-file argument of the monitor and QMP command
> optional, that could be used as a request to make the snapshot internally
> instead of to an external file. However, without live block migration of an
> internal snapshot, there is no way to make a backup of an internal snapshot
> while still leaving the VM running, so this feature is not planned at the
> present. For now, the snapshot-file argument is required, and only external
> snapshots are implemented.
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> Do you fully understand that?

I mean I see the problem with backup, but external hnapshot has much more problems,
because you need to do a merge after the backup?

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