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Sunday, January 26 • 12:30pm - 12:55pm
Back to the future - incremental backup in oVirt

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Do you need to go back in time to restore data from important VMs? oVirt
does not provide a time machine yet, but you can build one using oVirt
backup APIs.

Building on changed blocks tracking in Qemu, and upcoming Libvirt backup
API, oVirt will provide API to perform incremental backups. You will be
able to back up VMs more efficiently, downloading only changed blocks.
Incremental backup will be simpler and more reliable, not requiring
creating and deleting snapshots. Uploading will support on-the-fly
conversion from raw to qcow2 when restoring disks.

In this talk we will travel into the future, introducing the oVirt
incremental backup API for starting and ending backups, and the
ovirt-imageio API for downloading changed blocks. Finally, we will travel
back to the past, and show how to restore raw guest data into new disks.

Backup vendors and virtualization administrators and developers, interested in utilizing future
incremental backup API.

avatar for Eyal Shenitzky

Eyal Shenitzky

Eyal is a Software Engineer at Red Hat, working on Red Hat Virtualization storage team. He has been involved in many of the product features such as Managed Block Storage, VM leases, disaster recovery and contribute to the VDSM product. He holds a B.Sc in Software Engineering from... Read More →

Daniel Erez

Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Daniel Erez is an open source enthusiastic and a contributor to the oVirt community. He has been a senior software engineer at Red Hat for the last nine years. Currently he is focusing on storage virtualization as part of oVirt and KubeVirt open source projects.
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Nir Soffer

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Nir is a long-time contributor to free software projects, working in Red Hat on storage management in oVirt. He is a co-maintainer and lead contributor of vdsm, ovirt-imageio and ioprocess. He has spoken about Python concurrency in PyCon Israel 2017 and about Ceph integration with... Read More →

Sunday January 26, 2020 12:30pm - 12:55pm CET
D0207 Faculty of Information Technology Brno University of Technology, Božetěchova, Brno-Královo Pole, Czechia