How about to mount a live virtual machine to your filesystem?

Richard WM Jones is the man behind redhat & fedora Virtualization projects.

One of his recent invention is guestmount!

With guestmount you can mount a live virtual machine and not only you can read the contents but also …. (wait for it) … write into the mounted virtual machine!

So, you can take incremental backups from your host and not your guest operating system!

Redhat has put all of it’s money to virtualization.
Lets see what’s next!

See also guestmount man page
and take a look on guestfs-browser too.

Tag(s): libguestfs