Where is Images?

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  1. MythOfTheLight

    MythOfTheLight New Member

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    Need to migrate from Proxmox to Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (very low performance on PVE on my old Xeon e5430 servers), so i need comvert .raw into .vhd, but i was unable to find, WHERE IS my disk image?[​IMG][/URL][/IMG]

    i have three storages on my single:
    - one is for backup (Windows 2008 server with NFS) mounted at /mnt/pve/d1
    - second is local mounted at /var/lib/vz
    - the third is local-lvm with no mount point, so i can't download .raw file via SSH (WinSCP)

    Where is or how i can get my vm-100-disk-1.raw? Move on "d1" storage is a bad idea - storage is ~300 gb but image is ~800 gb
     
  2. dcsapak

    dcsapak Proxmox Staff Member
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    local-lvm is a lvmthin storage, which means it is not a mounted filesystem but a collection of (virtual) block devices

    you can see the status of them with 'lvs'
    and the path in /dev with
    pvesm path <VOLUMEID>

    where the volumeid is <storageid>:<diskname>

    e.g.

    pvesm path local-lvm:vm-100-disk-1
     
  3. Alwin

    Alwin Proxmox Staff Member
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    It is a "logical partition" (blocks) on your disk(s). Best do a backup onto a different storage (enough space available) and unpack the image from the backup.
     
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    MythOfTheLight New Member

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    i have backups on Server 2008, simply unpack it with 7zip?
     
  5. Alwin

    Alwin Proxmox Staff Member
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    Best on linux, as with the vma tool the extraction of the archive is easier. You can create a cifs storage and work with on that.
     
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    MythOfTheLight New Member

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    Answer is not so simply:
    1. made from a PC temporaly "server" with Server 2008 r2 with 2tb storage.
    2. Make NFS storage
    3. Create a backup on this storage (uncompressed)
    4. vma extract vzdump-qemu-100-2018_05_18-14_52_18.vma ./extract
     
  7. Alwin

    Alwin Proxmox Staff Member
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    For step two, you could also use the cifs storage plugin to connect to the SMB server on the windows machine, that way you don't need to handle NFS on Windows. ;)
     
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