AW: [Users] backup VE with vzdump

Dietmar Maurer dietmar at
Wed May 23 08:18:20 EDT 2007

> I'd like to have a complete backup of a VE. Is vzdump the 
> right tool to do this? 

vzdump does complete backups, only the log files (/var/log/*) 
and /tmp/ and /var/tmp are excluded (to save space)

> Which paramter, should I use --stop, 
> --suspend  or --snapshot? 
> I dont't really understand the difference?

Please use --snapshot if the VE root is on a LVM2 partition

Else use --suspend

- Dietmar

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