qemu config fiels lost


New Member
Dec 19, 2010
Hi, I just did this and lost my VMs config files. I totally forgot how proxmox works (2 years working with this great software):

mv /etc/pve/nodes/old.name/ /etc/pve/nodes/new.name/

Also, this is a unique server yet, so there's no copy of this files except for the last backup (2 days ago).

It's just 3 VMs, but to restore the configs I would need th mac addresses of every VM (to make this easier)

Also, any way to see the console and know easily the mac addreesses of every VM ? If not, I will have to spend some hours restoring the backups.

Thanks ! :)

are they running?

this could help:
brctl showmacs <vmbr#>

If they are on LVM or RAW-file:
snapshot, kpartx, mount and look in the config (for Windows you would need to export SYSTEM registry, for Linux udev rules)

Do you can give more details?

Hi, they are not running :(

I have 2 x win2k3 and 2 x linux.

All of them are in LVM volume.

At the moment am creating a new VM with similar hardrware and later I will modify the config, will be faster than restoring backups.
Well, hosts are UP for 20 minutes now. I could get the main config from the main firewall access and then the rest (MACs) was fast and easy, since same firewall gave me the rest of the info needed :)

Thanks a lot for your celerity, escoread :)


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