no vmdisk in qcow2 format but file .nfs000000000000001e00000002

de Thysebaert

Well-Known Member
Mar 12, 2017
I just discover that one vm machine as no vmdisk in the file format as usual (qcow2) but the file is a file with the following name : .nfs000000000000001e00000002
qm config returne that normally the name must be in qcow2 format but ...there is no qcow2 file.
machine is runing.
whta about this file ? how to solve this ?
I discover this whith a backup failed (backup doesn't find the file)

can you provide the configuration for that VM as well as for the storage: `qm config <vmid>` and for storage /etc/pve/storage.cfg
Can you check whats the output of `file your_file_name.ext`?
Okay, so it seems that this file is indeed your VMs qcow file, did you try to delete or move the disk while the VM was running?
Quickly check by which processes the file is opened using `fuser filename` and `ps pids`
The file is openened by a VM .. I have stop this vm ..and the file disapears ... I have retored the machine and now all is functionning


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