vzdump

  1. VM Backup does not shrink even after deleting large files

    Hello community, I hope you are having a great time I have virtual machines with Windows Server 2022, the backups of the virtual machines were around 12GB. I did a test copying large files to the virtual machine and indeed the size of the backup file grew. I deleted them again and made the...
  2. vzdump : Unknown option: –dumpdir

    Hi, I'm trying to make a full backup of a VM to an usb drive, but somehow I'm getting an unexpected error about the parameters being used. So I've started by mounting the usb drive, setting an ext4 fs, mount it to /mnt/usb and creating the folder /mnt/usb/vm.backups where I'll be storing the...
  3. [SOLVED] Moving VZDumps to PBS datastore

    I have recently setup PBS, but I would like to move my VZDumps to my PBS server. Is that possible? If so, how?
  4. [SOLVED] vzdump hang up with offline nfs storage

    hi, if a storage was mounted with nfs and a backup is running, storage goes offline (power lost for exsample), vzdump is hang up, prozess can not be kill, not stop in web gui and not with kill -9 pid pve-manager/7.2-11/b76d3178 any ideas for fix or is a bug in main software for proxmox team...
  5. [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...
  6. Change storage name in vzdump

    I am getting the following 'failed: storage 'backup' does not exist' error when trying to restore a vzdump from another server to my proxmox instance. Moved it from proxmox 6 to 7. All i want to know is how can i change the storage name in the VMA file from 'backup' to 'local-lvm'? I tried...
  7. Proxygen

    VZDUMP ionice

    https://forum.proxmox.com/threads/about-of-ionice-in-vzdump.16485/#post-84954 would it be possible to get a conclusive and up to date answer on this, @dietmar /etc/vzdump.conf uses "ionice=8" and I see no ionice parameter in the process executing the backup. what I have is /bin/bash -c set...
  8. vzdump of VM or CT slow when stored on local-btrfs

    Has anyone else seen or had issues with local-btrfs. I have tested with every setting I can find. When trying to backup a VM or container that is using local-btrfs. It is not usable. I am talking 8-128kib/s I have adjusted vzdump I have tried no compression. You name it. I move the VM or...
  9. vzdump temp dir delete stale data?

    Hi all! my proxmox environment is consuming near to 100% disk space. I figured out my CTs only consume around 50% of storage. I found a folder called "/vz/vzdump_tmp_dir" which is configured in /etc/vzdump.conf as tmpdir. Currently, no backups are running. In the past, a couple of backups...
  10. [SOLVED] vzdump: backupp failed could not activate storage 'backup': storage 'backup' is not available on node 'SRV-01'

    vzdump backup status (MAIL) : backup failed: could not activate storage 'Backup': storage 'Backup' is not available on node 'SRV-01' is the Error I get via Mail For context I got a cluster with 3 nodes SRV-01, SRV-02, SRV-03. On 01 I got a few Container running, 02 is for repclicating 01, and...
  11. General backup thoughts - discussion starter

    Hello Everyone, This could be TL;DR I use Proxmox from the very beginning and I use ZFS for ages back when I had to compile it by myself and official PVE did not support using ZFS. I use smaller clusters (2 - 6 nodes, but a cluster is a cluster in case of 3+ nodes, so, if you see one, you saw...
  12. [SOLVED] High IO wait during backups after upgrading to Proxmox 7

    We recently completed the upgrade to Proxmox 7. The issue exists on two different kernels pveversion: pve-manager/7.2-7/d0dd0e85 (running kernel: 5.15.39-1-pve) and pve-manager/7.2-7/d0dd0e85 (running kernel: 5.15.35-2-pve) Since the upgrade Io wait has increased dramatically during vzdump...
  13. Backup of VM 218 failed - unable to parse volume ID '/var/lib/lxc/218'

    Hi! I've created my LXC in a folder (/var/lib/lxc/218), so I could use the full capacity of the host's disk: pct create 218 /var/lib/vz/template/cache/oracle-linux-8-20220719.tar.xz --rootfs=/var/lib/lxc/218 --hostname w18 --net0 name=eth0,ip=10.0.0.18/24,gw=10.0.0.1,bridge=vmbr1 --memory 7196...
  14. vzdump.cron empty

    Hi everyone, I have Proxmox 7.2.4 and PBS 2.2-1. But proxmox 7.2.4 entire server "/etc/pve/vzdump.cron & /etc/cron.d/vzdump " empty file and PBS Server in not find vzdump.cron. I'm trying to do backup control scripts. Can you anyone help me? Thanks A lot,
  15. [SOLVED] deleting a VM but vzdump under backup for that VM still shows from old VM ?

    Hello, I have Proxmox VE 7.1 proxmox-ve: 7.1-1 (running kernel: 5.13.19-6-pve) pve-manager: 7.1-12 (running version: 7.1-12/b3c09de3) pve-kernel-helper: 7.1-14 pve-kernel-5.13: 7.1-9 pve-kernel-5.4: 6.4-11 pve-kernel-5.13.19-6-pve: 5.13.19-15 pve-kernel-5.13.19-5-pve: 5.13.19-13...
  16. LXC Container Backup Suspend Mode exits with rsync error 23 after upgrade to PVE 7.1

    Dear fellows, this ist my very first Proxmox problem. I upgraded from PVE 6.4 to 7.1 which was all milk and honey and ran fine without any trouble. But since the upgrade, I cannot backup a specific LXC container in suspend mode, only stop mode works. The error shown is as follows: What really...
  17. PBS Hourly backup

    Hello, I have configured PBS as per attachment, I would like to have backups every two hours and keep the last 12 in order to have a backup every two hours of a whole day. Also you want to keep the last 7 days, 4 weeks and last 6 months. Now, the backup task starts only once a day at the...
  18. vzdump --exclude-path for VM not supported, any alternatives?

    I wanted to backup some VMs but exclude the /var/www/ directory, as it is saved via other method and quite large. With VZDump the parameter --exclude-path is only supported within containers, but are there any alternatives or similar ways for VMs? Thanks in advance!
  19. vzdump causes iSCSI connection lost on one server model with PVE 7, but not on another model

    We have a small PVE cluster that ran PVE 6.4, and when we upgraded them to PVE 7.0, our backup jobs for VMs failed (but not CTs). We have collected the following diagnoses. The majority of our compute servers are HPE ProLiant DL388 Gen10, with Intel X710-DA2 SFP+ NIC (HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port...
  20. 6.3 vzdump imported to 6.0, resulting vm won't boot

    I used a 6.3 proxmox test host on my desk to migrate some VMware VMs into Proxmox. I got them booting and running on my test host. I did a vzdump to export them, then sneakernet to get them into their target proxmox clusters. The VMs I imported into a Proxmox 6.4 cluster worked fine. The VMs...

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