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    Are prune jobs needed if the backup job has retention settings?

    So I have backup jobs set up on the Proxmox GUI, under Datacenter and backups. Each of these jobs has retention settings defined. So is setting up a scheduled Prune job in PBS really needed?
  2. J

    Estimated full takes retention policy into consideration?

    Hey everyone! Quick question: the Estimated full column for a given datastore in the Dashboard: Datastore usage takes the retention policy into consideration when calculating the expected time until the disk is full? I assume it is statistically computed given the deduplication level that has...
  3. Y

    Custom prune setting for specific VM

    Hello, I have a VM which need drastically different backup retention. Is there currently a good way to setup retention per VM? I found some old threads (~2 year old) regarding this but it looked like this feature was not implemented. I guess one can leverage namespaces feature to workaround...
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    [SOLVED] pbs will keep only 1 backup if job set to keep x month/days

    no retention policy in pve/storage or pbs/storage. only setup retention in backup jobs. today notice job with keep 3 months will only keep the last one (previous one will be removed). then test 90 days, same behavior. now change to keep last xxx backup count, this option is horned by pbs. also...
  5. P

    Retention & sync jobs

    Hello all, I'm thinking about migrating to PBS for on-site & off-site backup. While the connection between headquarters and branch office is relatively (very) slow, the backups have always lagged behind for some days (using copy job in Veeam). The lagging is not a problem while is ok that i...
  6. F

    Help with Tape Mediapool/MediaSet

    Hi folks, I'd appreciate a little help please with MediaPools and MediaSets for tape backup as I'm having a brain fart and just can't get my head around how it works in PBS. Since we have a fully synced backup system (soon to be offsite too) we only want to use tape as a last line of defence...
  7. T

    Plans to add Backup Storage Usage limit instead of retention numbers?

    Hi Everyone, Recently a thought crossed my mind while tuning a Proxmox Backup Server at one site and a Proxmox Virtual Environment server at another site: sometimes it is difficult to gauge the amount of disk space required while configuring backup retention. Some backup solutions, such as...
  8. M

    Guidance on first build

    Hi all This is my first time using Proxmox and after watching a few videos I'm a little lost on how to setup my storage. I have an old Dell 1U server that I've swapped out the cd drive for an SSD to host Proxmox. The remaining 4 2TB drive's I'd like to setup as a ZFS share for everything else...


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