restore old backup fails


Renowned Member
Sep 14, 2010
Hi all,

I've installed a bradnew proxmox cluster (Vers 5.4-3). Now I would like to restore some old vm's from an old 2.2-32 environment. Unfortunately this fails.

Whenever I click on restore the system creates an empty vm with some default values and in the taskviewer pop up I get 'TASK ERROR: VM is locked (create)'. Afterwards the prozess stucks.

The old backup format is ...tar.lzo like 'vzdump-qemu-102-2019_03_30-14_37_23.tar.lzo'

How can I restore from such an old backup? Any ideas?
can you try from the command line and post the output?

qm create NEWVMID --archive <path to file>
I hope it is okay to revive this old thread.
I have the exact problem restoring a qemu backup from old proxmox (1.5) onto current version. the backup is in *.tgz format. qmrestore or qm create results in almost immediate error of "VM is locked (create)".
Any hint is appreciated.


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