Backup Client "Split Backups" - No such file or directory (os error 2)

Dec 8, 2021
This is more of an "Am I just stupid" post.

I have some legacy VMware VMs that I cannot move to Proxmox because of software licenses that are tied to (virtual) hardware. I have set up and configured our VMWare server to perform frequent backups. Of the /vmware mount point. It's standard stuff, but this is where I try to get fancy. I also have a job to run a "Full" backup every night. This includes rootfs.pxar:/ boot.pxar:/boot/ and vmware.pxar:/vmware But I get this error Unable to open dynamic index "/mnt/datastore/PBS-01_ZFS-1/ns/BareMetal/host/vmware-03/2023-09-08T17:38:23Z/rootfs.pxar.didx" - No such file or directory (os error 2) I get the same error for boot.pxar The error makes sense to me; PBS is expecting me to only run one type of backup in an interval and makes a comparison against only the last backup.

My question is: What impact does this have on my backups? Does this affect the quantity of data transferred? Will this impact my compression ratio? Should I give up on my idea of "Split Backups" and just run hourly full backups?

Before anyone asks, Yes the VMs take up way more space than the host OS. Yes, I know I'm not saving that much time. Yes, I should run the "full" backup every hour. And yes, I just like to break things.
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from where do you get this error?


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