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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen Management APIs for backup and recovery

To: Manigandan <bmani27@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Xen Management APIs for backup and recovery
From: Mike McClurg <mike.mcclurg@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:48:42 +0100
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On 21/06/11 11:26, Manigandan wrote:
Thanks George...

Folks at xen-api, can you help with the below question?

> Hello Everyone,
> I am from a backup software company and am looking into the methods to
> backup the Xen vms. We have already solutions for Vmware and HyperV. We are
> now concentrating on the Xen virtualization due to the market gain that Xen
> is gettting. So wanted to know
> 1) If Xen has a management SDK/APIs that can be used to manage the VMs
> remotely
> 2) If Xen has disk access APIs that can be used to read/write Xen virtual
> disks.
> --
> Thanks in Advance,
> -Mani.

Here is a link to the Xen API documentation: http://docs.vmd.citrix.com/XenServer/5.6.0fp1/1.0/en_gb/api/ . It is a XML-RPC based API, so you can use whatever language you like to interface with it, though most people seem to prefer the Python bindings that ship with XCP and XenServer. And yes, the Xen API handles both (1) and (2).

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