Envrionment Changes Query

CameronMG

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Hi Everyone,

Looking to get some advice here if at all possible.

So I currently have a two node cluster (one Dell R510 which is running my VMs and my old MSI Gaming Laptop which is running all of my CTs).

I have just purchased a new server which dewarfs both of these machines in resources, however I need to find a way of migrating everything across to the new server, The issue that I have is I dont have shared storage across the current two nodes (Both of which are running PVE 8.0+) but I do utilize PBS.

Would it be worth adding the new server to the cluster, use PBS to restore all of the VMs across and then sequentially power down each VM one by one and once this has been completed, break up the cluster, or does anyone have any better ideas?

I do have a 1TB NFS mount for the current cluster but this is mainly for storing ISOs etc. Would it be worth on a tempoary basis, moving all of the VM disks to that, migrating the VMs/CTs across to the new host and then break up the cluster or am I heading for a world of hurt here?

Many thanks for your advice in advance.
 
Hey,

you don't have to add the new server to the Cluster to use PBS, you can add the PBS on your new server as a storage and just restore everything from there. Since you are already using PBS it is probably easier than repurposing your NFS, but both should work fine.
 
Hey,

you don't have to add the new server to the Cluster to use PBS, you can add the PBS on your new server as a storage and just restore everything from there. Since you are already using PBS it is probably easier than repurposing your NFS, but both should work fine.
Many thanks for the response!

I was just thinking that. I'm currently playing around with running my VMs from an NFS mount on my Synology NAS. I know this isnt an ideal setup, however just wanting to see if this could be an option to give me a bit more wiggle room etc.

Cheers,
C
 

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