[PVE-User] VMID selection during create

Martin Maurer martin at proxmox.com
Wed Mar 4 10:51:47 CET 2009

> Hello,
> I am wondering how the VMID gets populated during the creation of a new
> VE?  The reason I ask is because I overwrote an existing VE the other
> day on accident because I forgot to change this value (the default value
> was an already used VE).  I though that maybe this was a cached browser
> object, until yesterday when the other sysadmin ( who had never made a
> VE before) made one, that again used an already exisiting VMID by
> default.
> I am wondering if this is a bug or a known issue, or maybe my own issue
> ;-)
> I think the default behavior should be to find the highest VMID and
> increment it, so that there is a lot less change of overwriting an
> existing production VE.

do you run the latest version, you have a cluster? As far as I remember this was a bug but should be fixed already. 

Pls post your "proxversion -v"

(if you restore via vzdump on the console you need to make sure that you do not use an existing VMID) 

br, martin

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