I can remember creating this file but it disapeard. But not completely:

root@XXX:/etc/vz/conf# ls -al
total 0
drwxr-x--- 2 root www-data 0 Okt  1 16:04 .
drwxr-x--- 2 root www-data 0 Okt  1 16:04 ..

root@XXX:/etc/vz/conf# touch 1030.conf
touch: cannot touch `1030.conf': File exists

root@warp1:/etc/vz/conf# echo blah > 1030.conf
-bash: 1030.conf: File exists

root@warp1:/etc/vz/conf# rm 1030.conf
rm: cannot remove `1030.conf': No such file or directory

System is Debian7 / Proxmox:

Linux warp1 2.6.32-24-pve #1 SMP Fri Sep 13 07:29:30 CEST 2013 x86_64 GNU/Linux

What is causing this and how can I get my file back / get rid of it and how do I debug sth. like this? Thanks!

  • Try a quick fsck to have it cleared up.
    – Nathan C
    Oct 1, 2013 at 14:52
  • Does lsattr -d . output anything else than - before the .?
    – ott--
    Oct 1, 2013 at 14:59
  • root@warp1:/etc/vz/conf# lsattr -d . lsattr: Inappropriate ioctl for device While reading flags on .
    – Scheintod
    Oct 1, 2013 at 15:33
  • root@warp1:/etc/vz/conf# fsck.ext4 -n /dev/sdb2 e2fsck 1.42.5 (29-Jul-2012) Warning! /dev/sdb2 is mounted. Warning: skipping journal recovery because doing a read-only filesystem check. /dev/sdb2: clean, 62405/34643968 files, 2990165/138561792 blocks
    – Scheintod
    Oct 1, 2013 at 15:37
  • it may be opened by another program, try searching with lsof | grep 1030.conf Oct 1, 2013 at 15:44

1 Answer 1


The file exists on another node in your cluster and Proxmox checks for that. You need to do something like:

mv /etc/pve/nodes/[node1]/openvz/whatever.conf /etc/pve/nodes/[node2]/openvz 

to move the config to a different node.

  • Brilliant. I wasn't event aware that I'm running a cluster. Just wantet to use the proxmox kernel because debian 7 doesn't include openvz kernels anymore.
    – Scheintod
    Oct 1, 2013 at 16:27
  • Looking at the directory you mentioned I see that the root of the problem seems to be that I've renamed my host and this was recognised as new node.
    – Scheintod
    Oct 1, 2013 at 16:28
  • Do you know what to do if I don't want this feature or what exactly is doing this?
    – Scheintod
    Oct 1, 2013 at 16:30
  • I'm not sure there's anything you can do to make it more like a single machine. But perhaps it's worthy of a separate question; I'm not really a proxmox expert!
    – seumasmac
    Oct 1, 2013 at 16:34

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