[SOLVED] /etc/pve is empty


New Member
Feb 26, 2013
Hey People,

i have a big problem!

I want to update my proxmox2-host .. apt-get update && apt-get upgrade. (sry i mean dist-upgrade)

At the kernel update, the update-process breaks and doenst restart the pvedaemon. I thought he was updatet to.

Then i have a /etc/pve folder with ???????????-stats. After a restart of pvedaemon i have a new /etc/pve folder with 0 files.

My Problem is now, that i runs 12 Linux-VE, but when i try, for example, a vztctl restart 104 openvz says: No Config for 104.

I can not restart, start, dump any of my VEs, thats not yet a problem, its a problem when my host is restarting or something else.

What can i do?

My Idea: Friday night, i reinstall my host, reinstall all VEs, theres only Debian-VEs, mount my old /var/lib/vz-folder and copy the old /* in the new /*.

Or is there a better way?

Sorry for my realy, realy, bad english ;) I hope you can understand me :))

Best Regards

** Solution **

Use a right /etc/hosts file (delete old/unused ipv6 entries)
restart pve-cluster-manager via /etc/init.d/
my configs back, the host working fine.

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Proxmox Staff Member
Staff member
Aug 29, 2006


New Member
Feb 26, 2013

omg omg omg!

I found the fail -.-

pve-cluster doenst restart .. it say: [main] crit: Unable to get local IP address (warning).

My hostname and hosts seem to be legit .. but .. i have an unused ipv6 section in my hosts file.

After delete the ipv6-section, i can restart the pve-cluster and my host is working ..

Webinterface is already working, i can restart / backup my VEs.

Everthing is fine :))

@ Tom:

I use the Guide :) That was not the problem :)


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