[SOLVED] qm unlock VM while being restored


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Mar 11, 2020
Hello there,

one of my ZFS pools crashed and currently I am restoring a VM from a PBS backup (~ 6 TB).
As I have some other VM disks which are not being included at the backup job and lies on other ZFS pools I wanted to ask you if it's possible to unlock the VM while being restored to add the remaining VM disks?
no, while the restore job is running, it's not generally safe to remove the lock.
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