[PVE-User] qcow2 vs raw format

Leandro Roggerone leandro at tecnetmza.com.ar
Mon Mar 9 13:21:31 CET 2020


Thankyou Eneko ,
Are features / performance difference between those formats ?
Regards,
Leandro.

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El lun., 9 mar. 2020 a las 9:17, Eneko Lacunza (<elacunza at binovo.es>)
escribió:

> 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).
>
> Cheers
> Eneko
>
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