How to recover HomeAssistant Configs from failed qcow2 disk


Apr 6, 2017
Had a home assistant drive become unbootable and kept failing to shell. Tried the secure boot option, updating to 7.2 (was still on 6.4), and a bunch of other things. Backups end up with the same problem.

I've decided to just move on and reinstall HA in a new VM.

What I don't know how to do, is recover my most recent HA snapshot from the failed qcow2 disk. Any help would be greatly apprecaite. I'm not a CLI/PVE wizard so any step by step would be very helpful.


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May 2, 2022
you have multiple ways to try to recover this. One would be to boot the VM from some ISO and rescue the data and/or VM that way.

Another way would be to move the the disk to another VM and access the disk from the other VM: under: VM/Hardware/Select the hard drive/Disk Action/Reassign Owner


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