1. T

    Add NFS storage in nobody:nogroup

    This is my nfs directory permission (NFS server in a privileged container): root@homelab-nas:/data# namei -l /data/nfs/ f: /data/nfs/ drwxr-xr-x root root / drwxrwxr-x root writers data drwxrwxr-x root writers nfs And nfs exports like this: root@homelab-nas:/data# exportfs -v /data/nfs...
  2. A

    [SOLVED] PBS ERROR: permission denied on '/mnt/hcpro_pbs_ds1/images/101'

    I'm getting the following error when the garbage collection runs. 2024-02-28T09:21:35+11:00: starting garbage collection on store hcpro_pbs_ds1 2024-02-28T09:21:35+11:00: Start GC phase1 (mark used chunks) 2024-02-28T09:21:35+11:00: TASK ERROR: cannot continue garbage-collection safely...
  3. C

    Permission denied on a SMB mountpoint for a non root user inside a LXC

    Greetings all, I'm facing a problem with SMB mount point, permissions and containers. I'm not sure if I'm using the right method according to best practices but at least it seemed logical to me. Yet it isn't fully working so far.. I have a TrueNAS server, linked to a Samba AD, that has several...
  4. M

    GID mapping/permission issues

    Hello everyone, I'm encountering a bit of trouble while configuring an LXC container. My goal is to set up specific permissions for both an NFS share and a /dev/dri/renderD128 device. I've made some progress and everything works (nfs share and /dev/dri/renderD128 access), but I'm currently...
  5. P

    yet another lxc bind mount dump question

    Hi friends hope you're doing well. After reading this very usefull (not enough for my dumb person) explanation on bind mounts for unprivileged containers on proxmox ( + this ) i got this silly question. i always need a real life example. Hope some cool person will kindly give me a hint. I...
  6. N

    [SOLVED] C'ant write on /etc/pve/nodes/proxmox/lxc/

    I want to add config file to "/etc/pve/nodes/proxmox/lxc/" but i got and error message that said "you don't have permession" Note: i'm using root
  7. J

    removing LXC network fails in PVE 8.0

    I have upgraded about a week ago to PVE 8.0 and haven't messed with my LXC containers after the upgrade, but when I added another interface to an LXC container and try to remove it, I found out that I cannot do that due to an SDN issue? The error I get is: - no sdn vnet ID specified (500) This...
  8. A

    chmod and chown not doing anything

    Hello everyone, I am trying to give a user in an LCX write permissions to a mounted smb share. However, whether I try on the host or in the container neiter chown to change ownership nor chmod to change write permission has any effect whatsoever. I tried it with sudo chmod -R 0777...
  9. F

    Mount SMB Share with write Permission in Proxmox Container

    So, I have a network storage (SMB) containing Plex media files. I followed this tutorial to mount that storage to my container (unprivileged). I can access the files but don't have permission to write anything to that directory. How can I make the directory writable?
  10. M

    Edit permissions previously mounted CIFS drives

    Hi all, quite new to Proxmox and have managed to succesfully transfer my media server built with LXC containers and mounted my old QNAP NAS drives in the Proxmox environment via the GUI (Datacenter > Storage) I noticed that my drives are mounted with 755 permissions so my LXC containers are not...
  11. N

    Mountpoint on LXC Container not writable in application only in shell

    Hello dear Proxmox community, I’m totally lost with something seemingly simple and thought maybe someone is able to point me in the right direction as I have pretty much tried all the tricks I know and nothing worked (yet): Goal: I have an SMB-Share that I want to make available via FTP. For...
  12. E

    User permission roles for host networking creation

    I have some unpriviledged tester users that have access to all VM roles for a certain Pool. I would also like to give them the ability to create open vswitches and linux bridges so they can create more complex networking setups. I've tried both users as pam and pve realms, and given them...
  13. F

    [SOLVED] vzdump as non-root user possible?

    Hello, My ultimate goal is to vzdump a VM over SSH using a non-root user. I have searched and tried for some time now but did not manage to find a working solution. I have created a user named vzdumper via useradd and, for now, added him to the Administrator role. However, when I login with...
  14. A

    Can't get PBS to work with other user than root@pam

    I'm on PBS 2.3-1 and I've successfully created a storage with the type Proxmox Backup Server on a PVE 7.3-3 host and I can do backups with the user root@pam. When I create an additional user and permit Admin privileges for this user for a namespace within my datastore, I can still add the...
  15. A

    Help needed regarding bind mount/NFS permissions.

    I recently switched to using Proxmox as my OS of choice and installed OMV inside a VM. I passed through my already existing 4TB drive and everything is good so far. Now I learned that in Proxmox if I use unprivilged LXC container, I need to mount either NFS or SMB share to Proxmox and then bind...
  16. E

    Permissions for User to hibernate VM and change hardware

    What permissions do users need to be able to hibernate a VM? I gave him PVEAdmin but he still gets a" no permission for Datastore.AllocateSpace" error. The same question goes for changing hardware, two users share a GPU on passthrough. Currently if they want to swap it has to go through me to...
  17. M

    [SOLVED] Hide nodes a user has no permission for

    In short: Would it be possible to hide nodes from the overview in the left panel if a user has nothing to do with it? Some backstory: I'm using separate clusters for my users at this moment. Pro is that we have good separation between them, con is loads of overhead and a lot of unused spares...
  18. B

    Create admin who cannot create or restore backup

    Hi guys, I'm trying to create a role with all admin permissions except manipulating backups. I excluded VM.Backup privilege and cannot restore backups now, but backup creation is still there. What else should I exclude? I need only a couple admins to work with backups but all others still should...
  19. E

    [SOLVED] Cannot access WEB GUI

    Hi, I did an update of my server and after the reboot, cannot access the web gui. I tried to restart the pveproxy service and the log shows “permission denied” and i did a chmod 777 /var/log/pveproxy/access.log command… Also i tried to do apt install proxmox-ve Nothing works... Some ideas...
  20. K

    [SOLVED] How to make USB writable ?

    Hi Everbody, im configured an external USB as my backup source and i have the following error: ERROR: Backup of VM 100 failed - unable to create temporary directory '/mnt/usb/dump/vzdump-qemu-100-2022_01_11-09_41_07.tmp' at /usr/share/perl5/PVE/ line 837. i tried to change the...


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