Proxmox VE 5 Images location

Evad

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Hi,
I am new to proxmox so please forgive my ignorance. I am trying to move vmdk to Proxmox. To do that I need to locate the images directory to place the converted vmdk's ( qemu-img convert)
From searching various web pages and forum's it seems the path should be /var/lib/vz/images However this folder appears to be empty looking at it with Winscp.
/var/lib/vz/dump - has the backups
/var/lib/vz/template/iso - has the uploaded iso's

So, obviously they are somewhere else than /var/lib/vz/images
Can you please enlighten me?

Thanks for you help...
 

dcsapak

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by default (since >= 4.2) we use a 'lvm thinpool' for vm/ct storage by default, in contrast to a filesystem this is a block based storage and there are no 'files' anywhere to put for this

you can import the disk with this command though
Code:
qm importdisk <vmid> <path-to-file> <target-storage>

for example:
Code:
qm importdisk 999 /tmp/image.vmdk local-lvm
 

Evad

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by default (since >= 4.2) we use a 'lvm thinpool' for vm/ct storage by default, in contrast to a filesystem this is a block based storage and there are no 'files' anywhere to put for this

you can import the disk with this command though
Code:
qm importdisk <vmid> <path-to-file> <target-storage>

for example:
Code:
qm importdisk 999 /tmp/image.vmdk local-lvm


Thank you ... I was a bit lost reading the wiki and other info on the subject.
https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Migration_of_servers_to_Proxmox_VE#Final_Steps
 

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