I just found out the xml file in /var/lib/libvirt/qemu/snapshot/<domain>/*.xml contains <active>1</active> field. But the dumped xml does not have this. What does this field mean? Why some of them are <active>0</active> others are <active>1</active>?

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The active indicate current snapshot. There seems no way to add it via XML. But virsh can remark the snapshot to current one.

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