[PVE-User] VMID clarifying

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Tue Oct 22 16:05:21 CEST 2019


Hi,

Actually, we feel the same as Gilberto.

Could proxmox not for example default to something like: highest 
currently-in-use-number PLUS 1?

MJ

On 22-10-2019 15:28, Fabian Grünbichler wrote:
> On October 22, 2019 2:43 pm, Gilberto Nunes wrote:
>> Folks,
>> When you create a VM, it generates an ID, for example 100, 101, 102 ... etc
> 
> no. when you create a VM in the GUI, it suggests the first free slot in
> the guest ID range. you can choose whatever you want ;)
> 
>> ...
>> By removing this VM 101 let's say, and then creating a new one, I noticed
>> that it generates this new one with ID 101 again.
> 
> only if you don't set another ID.
> 
>> But I also realized that it takes the backups I had from the old VM 101 and
>> links to this new one, even though it's OSs and everything else. My fear is
>> that running a backup routine will overwrite the images I had with that ID.
>> It would probably happen if I had not realized.
> 
> the solution is to either not delete VMs that are still important (even
> if 'important' just means having the associated backups semi-protected)
> 
>> Any way to use sequential ID and not go back in IDs? I do not know if i was
>> clear....
> 
> or don't use the default VMID suggestion by the GUI. there is no way to
> change that behaviour, since we don't have a record of "IDs that (might)
> have been used at some point in the past"
> 
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