R1Soft + SolusVM + KVM
So, I was curious about how R1Soft works with SolusVM and KVM and wasn't able to find much discussion on the internet. I have SolusVM running with KVM. The documentation for SolusVM requires a / partition with ~100GB of space and the rest should be part of a logical volume group (LVG). My understanding is that when SolusVM deploys a virtual machine, it automatically creates a LV for that particular machine. On my server, I have 2, 1TB disks that are not in RAID configuration and have the following setup:
sda - contains / with ~100GB sda - contains swap with ~4GB the remainder of sda and sdb form a LVG of ~1.7TB
So, I was experimenting with R1Soft and here is what I found:
R1Soft recognized my disk setup and partitions (including the LVG), but only backed up the / partition which is ~100GB. Additionally, I have 2 VM's that use up ~350GB of the 1.7TB VG. R1Soft does not seem to back those up. A few discussion topics on this issue scattered on the Internet seem to suggest that R1Soft should backup the entire setup - it is not possible to restore individual files from a VM, but the VM in its entirety should be backed up. However, that does not happen in my case. I have checked and rechecked and all I see in R1Soft is the / partition that is ~100GB. Am I missing something here or is this the expected behavior of R1Soft?
Given this, I have an AutoFTP backup in SolusVM that pushes my KVM containers to an offsite FTP server. Given what I see with R1Soft, does it make sense then to:
- Use R1Soft to back the SolusVM server
- Continue to use SolusVM AutoFTP to backup my individual VMs to an offsite location
In the event of a disk failure, I would then
- First, restore my server using R1Soft
- Second, restore individual machines using the AutoFTP recover functions in SolusVM
I would appreciate your thoughts on this.