[PVE-User] Using Veam Backups to transfer VM's ?

Eneko Lacunza elacunza at binovo.es
Thu Jun 18 09:29:27 CEST 2015

Hi Lindsay,

El 18/06/15 a las 02:24, Lindsay Mathieson escribió:
> We have vSphere server which we are looking to repurpose as a Proxmox 
> Server, but we have to transfer and convert the VM's on it first.
> The Admin for it wants to just backup all the VM's using Veam (much 
> easier) and then convert the backups to KVM/qcow2.
> Now I realise that obviously that can't be done directly as Veam 
> doesn't support KVM :) There's only about 15 VM's so I'm happy to run 
> the qemu-umg convert myself.
> What I don't know is whether Veam can just restore the vSphere disk 
> image to a directory that I can access, or does it only restore to a 
> vSphere Store?
> Anyone have experience with this?
What I did in such a situation was the following:
- Stop al VMWare VMs
- Download VM disks to another media (optionally check that you can run 
successfully them on another proxmox server)
- Format vSphere server to Proxmox
- copy and qemu-img the disk images

I suggest you uninstall vmware tools before stopping the VMs.


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