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Hot backup for KVM / libvirt / Xen

Overview We use Xen server on our development server and I decided, it’s time I start making full snapshots of my VM’s. So far we’ve done data backup only, mainly because of storage limitations. Since we got the new server, I have much more disk space now, so I would like to backup whole VM’s.

Howto: Libvirt, Vyatta, Failover IP and Hetzner

Overview We will use 2 Vyatta routers, make one primary gateway for all internal servers and when primary Vyatta crashes, the backup router will take gateway IP with help of VRRP and aditionally switch frontend Failover IP from one server to another. Prerequisites 2 physical servers on Hetzner Failover IP Internal NIC in both servers, to