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Mastering Proxmox - Second Edition by Wasim Ahmed

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Storage types in Proxmox

Proxmox has excellent plugins for the mainstream storage options. In this section, we are going to see which storage plugins are integrated in Proxmox and also see how to use them to connect to different storage types in Proxmox. The following are the storage types that are natively supported as of Proxmox VE 4.1:

  • Directory
  • LVM
  • NFS
  • ZFS
  • Ceph RBD
  • GlusterFS

Directory

Directory storage is a mounted folder on the Proxmox local node. It is mainly used as local storage. But we can also mount a remote folder in a different node and use that mount point to create a new Directory storage. By default, this location is mounted under /var/lib/vz.

Any VM stored in this Directory storage does not allow live migration. The VM must be stopped before ...

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