On 2016-09-27 06:59, 'Gabriel' via qubes-users wrote: > Hi fellows, > > I started using qubes a while ago and I have a question concerning backups. > What I want is a complete backup to a dedicated external USB HDD. I > understand to achieve this all the VMs must be shut down. > Therefore when I plugged in the HDD I mounted it in dom0 under /mnt. >
>This is fine as long as you trust the USB device you're attaching to dom0. If >you don't, consider using a USB qube instead: >https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/usb/#creating-and-using-a-usb-qube The USB device is trsted but I'll consider the usb-cube too. > Questions: > 1. When I ran Qubes VM Manager -> Backup VMs, I received an error message > stating no place on device and a zero byte backup file. Permissions are OK, > there's more than enough space on the HDD. > Any reasons why the backup did not succeed? > >Are you sure you selected the correct device in the menu? There was only one option .... > 2. I tried running qvm-backup from the command line, which ran fine, no > permission problems on the same HDD. However, the template VMs are not > included by default and I saw no command-line option to automatically achieve > this. Am I missing something here? > >The RPM-managed TemplateVMs should normally not be backed up. Instead, you >should clone them (if you can spare the drive space), make your >customizations, then back up the clones. Does this imply the AppVMs should be based upon the cloned VMs? > 3. I know I can manually list all the VMs on the command line to be backed > up, but I find that a bit awkward, so I tried this: > qvm-ls --raw-list | xargs qvm-backup /mnt/test/ > > but this threw a Python exception... > > For now I resorted to typing all the VMs by hand ... not elegant. > > Any help is appreciated. > Try this: $ qvm-backup /mnt/test/ `qvm-ls --raw-list` This one works nice, thank you. Gabe -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/7jVsr2iHJEOfEeyN1cR_geYvDZnXIWWUa4iu_iCYAGBrQnpPD1p03FxuJdeTqK1qbIB8SPZZihvglfzbMD4iC0d97cn2RTKdO2lB2nuweio%3D%40protonmail.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.