[PVE-User] pve3rc2: clone (or restore from backup) a vm via cmdline: vma: "got timeout"

Lutz Markus Willek L.Willek at science-computing.de
Wed May 22 08:43:36 CEST 2013

Hey there,

I want to clone a vm via cmdline.

In the good_old_days™ this task was easy, taken from the manpage of vzdump:

Clone an existing container 101 to container 300 using pipes

        # vzdump 101 --stdout|vzrestore - 300

This seems not working any longer in pve3.0rc2:

> # vzdump 101 --dumpdir /tmp --mode stop --stdout | qmrestore --storage ha2 - 102
> restore vma archive: vma extract -v -r /var/tmp/vzdumptmp8967.fifo -
> /var/tmp/vzdumptmp8967
> command 'vma extract -v -r /var/tmp/vzdumptmp8967.fifo -
> /var/tmp/vzdumptmp8967' failed: got timeout

This seems related to this bug:

So, my question is how to do this task in pve3?
Anybody knows a workaround to circumvent the vma "got timeout" message?


Lutz Willek

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