VM + data to big for new SSD


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Jul 18, 2019
Hi all

I'm new to Proxmox since a few months for a home server.

I started with a single HDD to get familiar with the system but now I would like to reinstall the system and reuse my VM's and containers already installed.
In particular, there is 1 windows VM + data which I would like to keep, the other machines are not that big of problem to reinstall.
The problem is that this VM uses almost 300Gb (1 partition) and I have a SSD, that I re purpose, which is only 120Gb.

I guess backing up this VM would not be an option.
All ideas are welcome to tackle this!

I guess backing up this VM would not be an option.

Why not? Back it up to an external usb disk. "Backup & Restore" is the best and easiest option for most of the people. I'd only go the other route if you really know what you're doing and don't care how long it takes.
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Hi LnxBil, thanks for your reply!

Should have been more clear: the idea is to put the VM, without the data, on the SSD.
I managed to create a backup on another sata HDD but guess I cannot use that.

Other suggestions?


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