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

Lindsay Mathieson lindsay.mathieson at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 00:20:37 CEST 2015

Thanks Eneko, thats pretty much my plan, its the initial transfer of the
disks to other media that is the problem. In the past this vSphere server
has been amazingly slow at migrating disks to NFS storage, as in 8-12 hours
for a 20GB drive. I gather this is a common problem with vSphere storage

Fortunately there is no great urgency on this, so I have time to experiment.

On 18 June 2015 at 17:29, Eneko Lacunza <elacunza at binovo.es> wrote:

> 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.
> Cheers
> Eneko
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