Does "Move Storage" convert vmdk into raw?

jsterr

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Is this the right way to make the vmdk turn into raw without downtime?
 
What kind of storage is "nvme-i"? Not a file based one since you cannot select the format.

If you move the disk you can, if you do it to a file based storage, select the format. By moving the disk a ZFS/LVM/RBD/… storage, it will be stored as raw format.

So yeah, probably the easiest way to convert it on the fly while the VM is running.
 
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What kind of storage is "nvme-i"? Not a file based one since you cannot select the format.

If you move the disk you can, if you do it to a file based storage, select the format. By moving the disk a ZFS/LVM/RBD/… storage, it will be stored as raw format.

So yeah, probably the easiest way to convert it on the fly while the VM is running.

nvme-i is a ceph storage, so rbd based. just got over it, because vmdk cant live migrate, so theres a need to convert that.
 

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