[PVE-User] qcow2 vs raw format

Eneko Lacunza elacunza at binovo.es
Mon Mar 9 13:15:54 CET 2020

Hola Leandro,

El 9/3/20 a las 13:11, Leandro Roggerone escribió:
> Hi guys, after install pve , would like to create my first VM.
> I noticed that only available format is raw.
> Question is:
> Is qcow2 deprecated ?
> What are differences between them ? (I already google it but is not 100%
> clear).
> This is my storage configuration is.
> root at pve:~# cat /etc/pve/storage.cfg
> dir: local
>          path /var/lib/vz
>          content iso,vztmpl,backup
> lvmthin: local-lvm
>          thinpool data
>          vgname pve
>          content rootdir,images
You need a file-type storage (i.e. dir type) to be able to use qcow2 
format. Default local-lvm is lvmthin and only logical volumes in raw 
format can be created (no raw files are created in fact).


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