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Shrink qcow2 disk for Linux VM in Proxmox

August 27, 2016 by  |  No Comments

While qcow2 is a “thin-provisioning” image format, over time qcow2 images tend to expand and use up more space than necessary. For example, if you have a small Linux VM in which the base install only takes up 2GB on disk, but you have allotted 8GB to the VM, if you download a large installer […]

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How to Install OpenVPN Access Server on Proxmox VE

June 10, 2009 by  |  9 Comments

How to Install OpenVPN Access Server on Proxmox VE

I thought OpenVPN Access Server, or OpenVPN AS, was going to be easy to install on Proxmox VE using an OpenVZ container, but it turned out to be a bit more complicated than I had anticipated. So, I decided to write it all up here for others to benefit from.

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Proxmox Virtual Environment – Part 1

May 12, 2009 by  |  3 Comments

Proxmox Virtual Environment - Part 1

For a few years now I’ve been using a bunch of different virtualization products. I’ve mainly used VMware, although I’ve tested a bunch of other alternatives. I’ve used Fusion on Macs, Player and Server on Windows, and Server on headless Linux machines. When it comes to data center equipment I’ve been working with VMware ESX. Then, not too long ago, about half a year ago or so, as I was researching Qumranet and KVM, I stumbled across a little known open source product from an Austrian company called Proxmox Virtual Environment (Proxmox VE).

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