Best practice for replacing Host system?


New Member
Aug 7, 2014
Dear all,

i'd like to replace the host system by new hardware. What would be the best way to do this?

1) Create a cluster, add the new machine as node and "Live Migrate" all VMs? Sounds simple to me, but does it work like i would expect it to?
2) Copy PVE installation by hand? What directories have to be copied?
3) Backup/Restore each VM? Puh, hard work for 30 instances.

Thanks for your tipps!

Best regards,
If you have a running cluster you could simply replace one node after another by migrating all VM's from the node and then shut it down.
After shutdown you can either in-node upgrade of hardware or simply move the disk(s) to the new node and then start that node again.


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