LVM-thin shared storage


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Aug 30, 2016
Miami, FL

I have an small virtual environment running Proxmox VE 5.3.

My environment is made of 2 servers. I have created the cluster already.

I would like not to add a shared storage technology for now, I’m running just fine with local LVM-thin.

With this being said, my question is :

How can I transfer VMs between each of my LVM-thin storage?, would live migration be supported?
(Live and Offline) Migration between nodes with not shared storages is possible on the command line with the `--with-local-disks` parameter - check the qm manpage.
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@alamadrid the information, that only the live migration is not possible over the web-interface for non-shared storages you can find here: .

As far as I remember, proxmox ve has a non-shared storage "local" out of the box. You can look, how it is configured, and create an own storage.

Storages are configured globally on the "Datacenter" level in proxmox web interface. Thus non-shared storages either are addressed the same way on all nodes. E.g. if it is a directory storage, it is the same directory path on every node. If it is a storage of one of lvm storage types, it has the same local volume name on every node. Etc.
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