[PVE-User] qcow2 vs raw format

Eneko Lacunza elacunza at binovo.es
Mon Mar 9 13:35:57 CET 2020


Hola Leandro,

El 9/3/20 a las 13:21, Leandro Roggerone escribió:
> Thankyou Eneko ,
> Are features / performance difference between those formats ?

Take a look at:
https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Storage

Performance-wise, they should be almost the same. qcow2 is a bit more 
complex than a raw file/partition, but I don't think you'll notice any 
impact. Maybe others can comment on this.

Saludos
Eneko

> 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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