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  1. [SOLVED] Questions about upgrading PVE 5 to 7

    I have an old PVE 5 installation running on Debian 9 - what would be the safest way to upgrade? Should I first upgrade Debian 9 to 10 and then to 11 and then PVE 5 to PVE 7 or is there danger there? Any thoughts please?
  2. [SOLVED] dpkg hanging when upgrading PVE kernel

    any hints? I'm kinda stumped on how to fix this. I did an apt-get update followed by apt-get dist-upgrade which kept hanging so I pressed CTRL+C When running apt-get dist-upgrade again I got E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. but this...
  3. Intermittent backup problems, need some hints on how to debug

    hi there, 1 Proxmox server and 1 PBS with different providers. Both servers are up to date. Backups worked fine through tailscale (wireguard based VPN) then went from taking on average 10 minutes to 5-8 hours with similar backup sizes. Switched back to connecting to PBS via public IP, same...
  4. [SOLVED] How to let logrotate handle PBS log?

    The log directory seems to be getting out of hand so I was wondering if anyone could share his logrotate config? /var/log# du -cksh proxmox-backup/* 20M proxmox-backup/api 7.0M proxmox-backup/tasks 27M total
  5. [SOLVED] Backup failed with an error I am unsure about

    I have been backing up to PBS for a few weeks. The backup job contains 3 VMs. THe first one was backed up correctly the next 2 failed with this error: in this code you can see the end of the backup of the first VM followed by the error. INFO: 97% (18.6 GiB of 19.1 GiB) in 4m 57s, read: 85.3...
  6. [SOLVED] Need some help with remotes and sync jobs

    Hi there, I have 1 PVE and 2 PBS instances. PBS-A is installed on the same host as PVE while PBS-B is on its own host (remote). I am doing backups to PBS-A and keep them only for a short term. PBS-B is meant to add PBS-A as a remote and then sync backups and keep them long term. What works...
  7. [SOLVED] Question about permissions on the datastore backing path

    test install of pbs here. going straight to add new datastore, give it a name and as path I enter /storage/backups/pbs as a result pbs creates the pbs folder as /storage/backups already exists and seems to make a chown -R backup:backup /storage/backups/pbs and apparently sets 755 as...
  8. [SOLVED] Need some help uninstalling proxmox-ve

    I am fooling around on a test server and was simply trying out proxmox-ve and installing it with zfs on root. I now would like to remove proxmox-ve and keep doing some tests with zfs so I tried the following: apt-get remove proxmox-ve which asked me to do a touch '/please-remove-proxmox-ve'...
  9. [SOLVED] Can't access a Win10 KVM - help please

    Running a Proxmox Virtual Environment 5.4-13 and have a Win10 Enterprise KVM I can't access. Due to some stupid circumstance, it only has a local IP so is not reachable via internet. I connect to it via browser using the VNC console built into Proxmox, I can see the screen but clicking around...
  10. [SOLVED] Restore of LXC failed with error code 2

    Running Proxmox 5.3-12 with latest backups. Trying to restore a backup I made a few minutes ago. Here is the log of the restore: extracting archive '/mnt/pve/local-nfs/dump/vzdump-lxc-108-2019_04_10-22_01_01.tar.lzo' tar: ./var/spool/postfix/dev/random: Cannot mknod: Operation not permitted...
  11. [SOLVED] Slight memory problems with qemu-guest agent on Win10

    I recently found a newer version as I was running an agent from 2015, have a look: http://take.ms/boW0a So after replacing the one from 2015 with the one from 2018 my memory consumption as reported within the guest (Win10) jumped straight to 10GB out of 12GB. After deisntalling and installing...
  12. [SOLVED] NFS storage shows offline but I can mount it manually

    I added a NFS share that my server provider offers as backup space, via the proxmox GUI, and it worked. A few days later it shows in proxmox as offline, with error 500. If I access this proxmox server via ssh and execute: mount -t nfs...
  13. [SOLVED] Can't get pvenode acme to work

    Brand new isntall of Proxmox, latest 5.x as of right now. Followed this guide: https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Certificate_Management and everything worked as detailed in that guide except when accessing my proxmox GUI via https://mysub.deomain.tld:8006 my browser still shows the old fake...
  14. [SOLVED] Noob question about Proxmox and ZFS

    Hi there, I have used Proxmox before and I have used ZFs before but never in combination. I have read all the Proxmox Wiki pages about ZFS on Linus and storages and am even more confused now. I have installed Proxmox 5.2-9 via a Soyoustart template(64bit and ZFS) - I ended up having ZFS as my...
  15. Proxmox or VMWare, would like to get some more arguments

    I am looking to setup a new project at work; single server hosted in the cloud, a few HDs, nothing too complicated. I personally have experience with Proxmox but also work with VMWare daily at work. We do have enough spare licenses for VMWare so that price isn't an immediate argument. I have...
  16. pure-ftpd problems running inside a LXC

    I get this error: pure-ftpd[17481]: (?@?) [ERROR] Unable to switch capabilities googling pointed me towards a few threads suggesting it won't work with a non-stock kernel. Looking into the Proxmox forums I found this old thread dealing with the same problem but OPENVZ and not LXC. Not sure how...
  17. How to protect ProxMox with a virtual virewall?

    I'm looking to run a virtual FW appliance on ProxMox and would like it to protect all incoming traffic - for the hypervisor and all guests but am not sure how the networking part has to look like. I have attached a drawing of the current situation. Any hints on how to achieve this are very...
  18. Weird new structure in my cgroups

    I recently noticed these "ns" folders, any idea what that is about? /sys/fs/cgroup/memory /sys/fs/cgroup/memory/lxc /sys/fs/cgroup/memory/lxc/100 /sys/fs/cgroup/memory/lxc/100/ns /sys/fs/cgroup/memory/lxc/102 /sys/fs/cgroup/memory/lxc/102/ns /sys/fs/cgroup/memory/lxc/104...
  19. Looks like Proxmox simply rebooted last night!?

    Its been the second time this week that I notice that my proxmox server simply rebooted. it seems to have happened at midnight but filtering across all logs +/- 10 minutes hasn't revealed anything. Any pointers what and where to specifically look for?
  20. Thoughts on replacing a low-budget HW Raid with ZFS?

    I've got a budget server with a Intel Xeon E3 1245v2 CPU and 2x2TB HDs 7200RPM with a HW Raid controller (devices are mirrored) and I think 512MB cache on the RAID controller. The server has 32GB RAM Performance is good and the server is mostly idle and has plenty of resources. I have about 5...

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