Need help with storage

Discussion in 'Proxmox VE: Installation and configuration' started by VirtualA, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. VirtualA

    VirtualA New Member

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    Hello,

    I'm stuck and need some help :). I have an LVM across 4 spinning disks I created at some point in the past (without Proxmox). I have since moved the drives to my Proxmox machine and can see them in the web interface. I would like to share my LVM across multiple VMs to use and I can't seem to figure out how to do this.

    I am able to allocate block data from the LVM to the virtual machines, but I instead want my LVM to serve data to any VM. Should I be creating an NFS share, if so - how do I tell the NFS machine to access my entire LVM and not a block.

    As you can see I am a bit confused and need some guidance.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jim.bond.9862

    jim.bond.9862 Member

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    I do the same thing now but with zfs.
    I have a proxmox setup.
    I have dedicated zfs pool for system
    Also an additional zfs pool for system storage. And several zfs pools for all my data.

    Here where it gets complicated.
    I mostly run lxc containers. So I just bind mount pool or a folder from the pool into container.
    But for VM you might need to setup nfs mounts.
     
  3. VirtualA

    VirtualA New Member

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    I ended up creating an NFS share on the root proxmox host and was able to mount the share to the virtual machines.
     
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