Configuring a storage domain as backup storage domain, so user can backup VMs and Templates while the storage domain is attached to oVirt
Export storage domain is a dedicated storage domain which is used to store and restore VMs and Templates. The drawback of Export storage domain is its two stage process. Transferring a VM required first copying it into the export storage domain and then into other storage domain to start using them. Since in background transfer from one domain to other take place using normal copy or dd utility (in case of disks) this process take a large time for a complete transfer.
For a better backup experience we decided to create a whole dedicated storage domain to be used only for backup which obviously will call as backup storage domain.