[PVE-User] Can I delete the hard disk of a running VM??!! Really??!! It can't be!!!

Diaolin diaolin at diaolin.com
Fri Oct 17 08:02:51 CEST 2014

Il 2014-10-17 07:14 Iosif Peterfi ha scritto:
> Greetings,
>         If someone 'malicious' has the permissions to delete
> the HDD files, then he might as well shut down or kill the virtual
> machines processes before deleting everything. And the HDD data is the
> least important problem in this situation. Since you must have backups
> for everything already and start the recovery. IMHO more important is
> the question when and how the 'malicious' person acquired admin
> privileges. This might give you a clue on which backup to recover.
>         Locking the disk file would do more bad than good since
> it will prevent admins from doing simple administrative tasks as
> resetting a password on the VM.

In any case you could delete the qcow file via rm cmdline...

The solution is only the backup as said from Iosif...

I think that even removing the qcow2 when the VM is stopped could
be a problem... no?


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