RAW disks -> qcow2 | LVM disks


Jun 25, 2021
Hi there,

I have just finished setting up my second homelab host and come to the horrible realisation that my 2 x 2TB and 4TB disks are all LVM and have running VM's on. I tried to take a snapshot, only to realise that I cannot make a snapshot due to it being LVM on the disks. I would like to use the VM format type qcow2 like my other host

What would be the recommended course of action be? I see on my other host, the onboard NVMe disks are 'Type: Local' and appear to be just disks mounted normally. Should I move the VM's around and wipe the disks one at a time?

Picture of my other host and how it's disks are shown:

New host with LVM (sad times):

I have an onboard 128GB SSD for the OS and a pfSense router VM, everything else is on the HDD's

Any help on this would be amazing - I'd rather not rebuild if at all possible



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