Backup and Restore a running KVM guest

Need to update software:

Backup the VM: Assuming a guest called “test”, list location of VM:

Export the XML data that defines the VM:

Take the snapshot:

Guest is now running in /tmp/snapshot_test.qcow2 Copy XML and original data file to where you need it. Pivot back to original:

Restore the […]

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Install Centos 7 guest on KVM host

Create disk:

Create guest:

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