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Proxmox - Convert VMDK to QCOW2

The qemu-img command is pre-installed on Proxmox, and can be used to convert (with the convert option) the "disk image filename" to another disk image format.

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And here's most used format supported by the convert arg

Image format Argument
QCOW2 (KVM, Xen) qcow2
VMDK (VMware) vmdk
VHD (Hyper-V) vhd
raw raw
VDI (VirtualBox) vdi
QED (KVM) qed

We have a VMDK used in VMware product (ESXI for exemple), we can convert it to qcow2

qemu-img convert -f vmdk openmanage_enterprise.x86_64-0.0.1-disk1.vmdk -O qcow2 OpenManageEntreprise-3-1.qcow2

Result of the command
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Proxmox - Convert VMDK to QCOW2
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