[SOLVED] migrating (very) old (non proxmox) openvz container to proxmox 5


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Feb 21, 2016
I'm currently migrating an old server (debian 6 + openvz) to proxmox 5.

The old vzdump script generates .tgz files that are not recognized by proxmox 5 pct restore command.

Simply rename them to .tar.gz !
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