Live snapshots with Virtual Machine Manager

Snapshots

Conclusions

Virtual Machine Manager is a useful helper for many system administrators; in particular, it is an obvious choice for managing remote hypervisors. However, the development rate is relatively conservative compared with libvirt so the current official version (0.10.0) is far removed from mapping all the options that libvirt currently offers in the GUI. Fedora 20 comes with development version 0.10.5 out of the box, thus letting admins create internal snapshots in the GUI.

Infos

  1. Virtual Machine Manager: http://virt-manager.org
  2. Snapshots with Qemu: http://wiki.qemu.org/Documentation/CreateSnapshot
  3. Libvirt: http://libvirt.org
  4. "Virsh" by Tim Schürmann, ADMIN , Issue 07, pg. 57: http://www.admin-magazine.com/Articles/Virsh-Libvert-Tool#
  5. Internal snapshots with Fedora 18: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Virt_Live_Snapshots
  6. Bug VMM 0.10.4 on RHEL and Fedora: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=966695
  7. Snapshots with Proxmox VE: http://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Live_Snapshots

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