This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Virt-back Over the weekend I wrote virt-back, a backup utility for QEMU, KVM, XEN, or Virtualbox guests. virt-back is a python application that uses the libvirt API to safely shutdown, gzip, and restart guests. The backup process logs to syslog for auditing and virt-back works […]
This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Virt-back In a perfect world we should create backups but never need them. Although this statement holds truth, creating guest backups provides many more benefits. The most common reasons system administrators restore from a virt-back guest backup: recovering from data corruption recovering deleted files recovering […]
This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Virt-back You know you are doing something right when a big company like Symantec purchases advertising using your software’s name, virt-back as a keyword! Check out the screenshot below: Don’t let the big companies fool you, Virt-back is free, opensource, and public domain.
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Virt-back I’m hooked… I attended SCaLE 11x, my first technical conference, and had an amazing time. My favorite talk was Michael Day’s “Advancements with Open Virtualization & KVM” (link to slides). Michael’s presentation inspired me to continue my work on virt-back. During my trip home […]