Backup VE in OpenVZ on CentOS

Unfortunately, the CentOS 5.5 final release and repositories do not support vzdump out of the box. However, some research and hints in other blogs finally led me to a running solutions.


rpm -i cstream-2.7.4-3.el4.rf.x8664.rpm
rpm -i perl-LockFile-Simple-0.206-1.el5.rf.noarch.rpm
rpm -i vzdump-1.2-4.noarch.rpm


export PERL5LIB=/usr/share/perl5/

That’s it.

vzdump --suspend --compress --all --mailto

INFO: Starting Backup of VM 103 (openvz)
INFO: CTID 103 exist mounted running
INFO: status = CTID 103 exist mounted running
INFO: backup mode: suspend
INFO: bandwidth limit: 10240 KB/s
INFO: starting first sync /vz/private/103/ to /vz/dump/vzdump-openvz-103-20100906-211257.tmp