Replicate VM to different node wich has preexistent VM's


Active Member
Jun 30, 2019
Hi ,
I apologize if this question is too silly.

I need to replicate a VM installed on node A -phisical and geographically distant- to node B
Nodes A and B are locate on different cities.

Node A has VM100 which is to be replicated
BUT node B ALREADY has its own VM100

I was thinking on making a backup of VM100 on A, copy it to node B and finally restore it there
(don't know if there's a better way to do this )
But I'm worried about breaking current VM100 on node B as both have the same ID

I hope I made myself clear
You can’t restore it on B as Vm100, but then you just select another id.
So, I will have the chance to pick another Id at restore time..

Thanks a lot!!


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!