[PVE-User] qcow2 vs raw format

Lindsay Mathieson lindsay.mathieson at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 09:08:19 CET 2020


On 9/03/2020 10:35 pm, Eneko Lacunza wrote:
> 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. 


qcow2 supports snapshots natively, raw requires the underlying storage 
(such as Ceph) to support snapshots.

-- 
Lindsay



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