[SOLVED] Question about moving VMs from one pool to another.


New Member
Sep 6, 2023
Hello everyone,

I have a Proxmox server that I just set up and I've realized that I made a mistake setting up the ZFS pool for the VMs. When I created the pool I left the check box checked for "Add Storage". From what I understand, the only way to change this is to blow it away and recreate it.

It currently has two VMs on it, so they need to be moved. I have the space for them on the boot pool("rpool"), but I'm wondering if that's all there is to it (move from "vmpool" to "rpool", delete "vmpool", recreate "vmpool", move VMs from "rpool" to "vmpool"). Other than the virtual disk files, is the defining information of a VM all on /etc/pve which is on "rpool"?

Thank you in advance for your help.

PVE 8.0.4

--- HARDWARE ---
Motherboard: Supermicro H12SSL-NT
CPU: AMD EPYC Rome 7502 32 core
RAM: 256GB ECC DDR4 3200
AOC: Supermicro S3008L-L8E HBA (passed through to TrueNAS-SCALE VM)
HDD: (2) Seagate BarraCuda 500GB 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" (RAID1 "rpool" UEFI boot)
HDD: (4) Seagate 2TB IronWolf Pro 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" (RAID10 for "vmpool")
SSD: (2) Kingston 480GB DC600M 2.5" SATA SSDs (Mirrored SLOG for "vmpool", massively over-provissioned)
Other deives are connected to the S3008L HBA


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