[Openstack] Backing up NFS

Dimitri Maziuk dmaziuk at bmrb.wisc.edu
Mon May 5 17:07:19 UTC 2014

On 05/05/2014 04:43 AM, Matej wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using a NFS server via Cinder for storing volumes of our instances.
> Since if I understand correctly, you can't create a snapshot of those
> images, what is the proper way to create backup copies? Should I stop the
> instance, copy the file and after copying is completed, start the instance
> back? Is there any way that wouldn't require stopping the instances?

I think in general you should suspend the instance anyway: e.g. making a
snapshot in the middle of a database transaction may leave you with a
broken database.

Dimitri Maziuk
BioMagResBank, UW-Madison -- http://www.bmrb.wisc.edu

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