If you have a Proxmox host and you want to export a VM, you have the option of converting to a QCOW2 file. This article is an outline of the procedure.
On the Proxmox Server
We created a temporary working directory called
You also need the unique ID in Proxmox as you have to interrogate it’s disk setup.
cd /root/vm.import/ qm config 105
This will produce output of the disk configuration, which we’ll use in the next command. In the output look for scsi0:
pvesm path raid1:vm-105-disk-1
qemu-img convert -O qcow2 -f raw /dev/raid1/vm-105-disk-1 ./hostname.domain.com.qcow2
On your Workstation (in this case, Linux Mint)
Now grab that file using SCP. Note the extra ‘.’ at the end.
cd ~/Downloads scp root@proxmox-server:/root/vm.import/hostname.domain.com.qcow2 .