Replicate default Proxmox LVM configuration when installing from Debian


Apr 7, 2018

As I cannot install proxmox using the official Proxmox ISO (crappy EFI implementation on a mini-pc), I have first to install Debian and then Proxmox, as described in the Wiki.

But I would need to replicate the default disk configuration so that I can easily migrate a VM from my other Proxmox node (especially the local-lvm storage).

I tried to follow this:

and I essentially have the same layout when typing lvs.
root 8GB
data 50GB

on the vg pve2-vg

Now, how can I create the local-lvm like it would on a standard Proxmox installation?

If I understand correctly, I should have a thinlvm pool on the lv data. But the interface won't let me add such a pool.

Any hint is much welcome!
Thanks a lot, I managed to get it work.

Essentially what I was missing is actually the fact that it is needed to edit/create the file /etc/pve/storage.cfg


The Proxmox community has been around for many years and offers help and support for Proxmox VE, Proxmox Backup Server, and Proxmox Mail Gateway.
We think our community is one of the best thanks to people like you!

Get your subscription!

The Proxmox team works very hard to make sure you are running the best software and getting stable updates and security enhancements, as well as quick enterprise support. Tens of thousands of happy customers have a Proxmox subscription. Get yours easily in our online shop.

Buy now!