Migrate to new server/shared storage/no ha

ropeguru

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So I am getting ready to move to a new server and have around 10 or so machines. All of them are qemu based and use NFS storage. I am not looking to setup ha between the current server and the new server and am wondering the best way to migrate everything. Hopefully without having to recreate all the vm's and then attaching the disks.

Is there a directory that can be copied over from one server to another with the vm definitions?
 
The VM config files are stored in /etc/pve/qemu-server/.
What should work is to recreate the storage configuration on the new Node so that the NFS storage is named the same. Then shut down a VM, copy over its config file and try to start it. Obviously you should not try to have the same VM running on both servers at the same time.
 
The VM config files are stored in /etc/pve/qemu-server/.
What should work is to recreate the storage configuration on the new Node so that the NFS storage is named the same. Then shut down a VM, copy over its config file and try to start it. Obviously you should not try to have the same VM running on both servers at the same time.

Thanks for the info. That is exactly what I was looking for.
 

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