Aaron Metzger <ametzger(a)silkspeed.com> writes:
Sam Folk-Williams wrote:
>> Alternatively, is there any other reliable way to make a
>> self-consistent copy of a running Xen virtual machine image for the
>> case where the Xen virtual machine is held in a regular file system
>> file? Is LVM my only option?
> For a single file you can just copy the file... with, say, cp or dd.
Thanks for the reply, but I thought that this is not a valid thing to
do for a RUNNING guest. I think that the file will be changing too
rapidly (guest machine swap etc) to get a self-consistent copy using
just "cp" or "dd". Right?