Proxmox 8 LXC & Config files suddenly missing


New Member
Sep 12, 2023
Hello all,

I just had a proxmox 8 server with a few vms have some sort of issue. the config files disappeared for no reason.

I rebuilt the lxc and qemu config files by hand and was able to boot the vms without issue.

The server is fine otherwise. and VMs are running happily again.

Any Idea what would cause this?

Any Idea what would cause this?
Have you check the syslog at the time when the VMs/LXCs configs got disappeared?

You can sort the logs on with the specific time date by issuing like the following command:

journalctl --since "2023-09-13 05:30" --until "2023-09-13 09:00" > /tmp/Syslog.txt
NOTE: you may change the date/time in the above command.

Or you can get the logs from the Proxmox VE Web UI by going to Datacenter->{NodeName}->Syslog-> Select Timespan


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