lvm cloud-init devices not avaiable after stop


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May 24, 2019
Hello everyone,

I have configured a new proxmox server, I have attached an lvm storage and I have configured a template with a cloud-init device support.
Whenever I stop a KVM guest, the lvm devices go to not avaiable state, I know this is normal because proxmox manage lvm devices on demand, but when I want to start it again, it fails with

qemu-img: Could not open '/dev/vps/vm-1000-cloudinit': Could not open '/dev/vps/vm-1000-cloudinit': No such file or directory
TASK ERROR: lvcreate 'vps/pve-vm-1000' error: Logical Volume "vm-1000-cloudinit" already exists in volume group "vps"

the lvm cloud-init device is not avaiable and it can't be created because it exists already. Is it a bug in the new proxmox versions? I'm using 5.4-5.

Thank you.
Hello starnetwork and thank you.

If I change the storage for cloud-init device it works fine, but whenever I clone the template the device for cloud-init in the new cloned guest is in the same target storage that the disk for the guest not the same storage for the template cloud-init device.

I mean, my lvm storage is named vps

template -> lvm vps
cloud-init device -> local-vm

When I clone the template (full clone) I get

cloned kvm -> lvm vps (I select it in the clone options)
cloud-init device -> lvm vps (despite of the template was in local-lvm)

And then the cloned kvm fails with the error in my first question. It is for a autoprovisioning system so I can't change it manually each time.
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