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Mastering Citrix® XenServer® by Martez Reed

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Backing up and restoring XenServer®

The following sections covers the two methods for backing up and restoring a failed XenServer host.

The host metadata

The host metadata holds information about the configuration of the XenServer host/pool such as host, network, and storage configuration. Simply backing up the host metadata is considered best practice, as the actual XenServer installation should remain unmodified. After performing a clean installation of XenServer, the host metadata can be restored to perform the host configuration and bring the host to the state of the backup.

The control domain

The control domain is the actual installation of XenServer and generally should remain unmodified. Since the control domain should remain unmodified, the ...

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