QMrestore confusion


New Member
Jun 1, 2019
Just looking for a bit of knowledge confirmation. I've been using vzdump to take nightly snapshot backups of my VMs. My only question here is that it seems like you cannot restore a snapshot backup to an already existing VM ID. You have to use qmrestore and give a new VM ID to be created. From my own experience, there is no way to restore a snapshot backup to an already existing without first erasing that VM entirely from the disk.

Example: I have an Ubuntu VM with ID 200.

Executing this will NOT work:
qmrestore /path/to/snapshotbackup 200

Executing this WILL work:
qmrestore /path/to/snapshotbackup 201

Thus, creating a new VM with ID 201. Are my assumptions correct or wrong?


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