Restoring backup fails


Jun 3, 2015

I was looking for information on this forum, but didn't see any information.
It seems there is some issue with backup/restore procedure when VM contains cloudinit drive. Restoring VM to different Storage, when old storage doesn't exist in proxmox fails with following error:

restore vma archive: lzop -d -c /mnt/2tb/dump/vzdump-qemu-105-2019_11_21-21_05_34.vma.lzo | vma extract -v -r /var/tmp/vzdumptmp11656.fifo - /var/tmp/vzdumptmp11656
CFG: size: 1071 name: qemu-server.conf
DEV: dev_id=1 size: 21688745984 devname: drive-virtio0
CTIME: Thu Nov 21 21:05:36 2019
TASK ERROR: command 'set -o pipefail && lzop -d -c /mnt/2tb/dump/vzdump-qemu-105-2019_11_21-21_05_34.vma.lzo | vma extract -v -r /var/tmp/vzdumptmp11656.fifo - /var/tmp/vzdumptmp11656' failed: storage 'ssd240' does not exists

Steps to reproduce:
1. Create VM using cloudinit image
2. Backup VM with standard Backup in Proxmox web gui
3. Remove existing VM
4. Remove storage, where VM was deployed
5. Try to Restore VM

Change Storage name to be the same as previous one, restore VM, change storage name again.

PVE 6.0-4
Last edited:
Please post the output of pveversion -v. Could be your qemu-server version is too old. Please upgrade to the latest one.


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