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Old 12-01-2012, 12:46 PM   #1
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Question Snapshot & Clone on KVM


Hi all,
i am newbie on KVM and have a simple question:
What are basic differences between snapshot and clone on KVM virtual machines, this is really confusing for me.

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Old 12-02-2012, 12:38 AM   #2
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snapshot takes a snapshot of a disk image, clone copies a VM into a new domain
 
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:08 AM   #3
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ok :)

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Originally Posted by dyasny View Post
snapshot takes a snapshot of a disk image, clone copies a VM into a new domain
Ok,
when both can be used to backups?
 
Old 12-03-2012, 03:37 AM   #4
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snapshot:
1. take snapshot
2. backup underlying image

clone:
clone VM, back the clone up
 
  


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