Failed to create live snapshot of a KVM guest with "error: Operation not supported: live disk snapshot not supported with this QEMU binary" error message.

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Issue

  • Failed to create live snapshot of a KVM guest with error: Operation not supported: live disk snapshot not supported with this QEMU binary error message.
# virsh snapshot-create-as test1 snap1-test1 "description" --diskspec vda,file=/var/lib/libvirt/images/test1-snapshot.qcow2 --disk-only --atomic
error: Operation not supported: live disk snapshot not supported with this QEMU binary

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5

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