[SOLVED] Add Backup Files to WebGUI


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Jul 12, 2023
I recently moved backup files from two VMs to external USB storage, and reinstalled Proxmox from scratch.

I've managed to get the USB storage connected, mounted, and appearing the web GUI as "usb_960GiB"


However, even though it is configured as "Content: VZDump backup file" in Datacenter > Storage, when I go to Datacenter > node > usb_960GiB > Backups, the list is empty.

When I use the command line to view the files on the drive, I do see that they're there:
root@proxmox-ve1:/mnt/pve/Disk1# ls '$RECYCLE.BIN' vzdump-qemu-100-2023_07_11-19_36_45.vma.zst vzdump-qemu-100-2023_07_11-22_27_35.vma.zst.notes dump vzdump-qemu-100-2023_07_11-19_36_45.vma.zst.notes vzdump-qemu-102-2023_07_11-20_58_27.log 'System Volume Information' vzdump-qemu-100-2023_07_11-22_27_35.log vzdump-qemu-102-2023_07_11-20_58_27.vma.zst vzdump-qemu-100-2023_07_11-19_36_45.log vzdump-qemu-100-2023_07_11-22_27_35.vma.zst vzdump-qemu-102-2023_07_11-20_58_27.vma.zst.notes

How can I add these backups to the GUI so I can restore them?


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PVE expects the backups to be in the dump directory. The dump directory seems to be present, but the backup files seem to be located in the parent directory. You could just try moving them.

Hope this helps.
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