[SOLVED] Backup of VM 102 failed


Well-Known Member
Dec 15, 2016
Hello to everyone,
During backup, I get the following error for one VM continuously.

"INFO: starting new backup job: vzdump 102 --remove 0 --mode snapshot
ERROR: Backup of VM 102 failed - only 10 backup (s) allowed - please consider to remove old backup files.
INFO: Backup job finished with errors
TASK ERROR: job errors"

I've shared the picture of the VM device. Apparently the device is active and working. I can also access the applications and the server on it.

root@pve1:~# pveversion -v
proxmox-ve: 5.3-1 (running kernel: 4.15.18-10-pve)
pve-manager: 5.3-8 (running version: 5.3-8/2929af8e)
pve-kernel-4.15: 5.3-1
pve-kernel-4.15.18-10-pve: 4.15.18-32
pve-kernel-4.4.134-1-pve: 4.4.134-112
corosync: 2.4.4-pve1
criu: 2.11.1-1~bpo90
glusterfs-client: 3.8.8-1
ksm-control-daemon: 1.2-2
libjs-extjs: 6.0.1-2
libpve-access-control: 5.1-3
libpve-apiclient-perl: 2.0-5
libpve-common-perl: 5.0-43
libpve-guest-common-perl: 2.0-19
libpve-http-server-perl: 2.0-11
libpve-storage-perl: 5.0-36
libqb0: 1.0.3-1~bpo9
lvm2: 2.02.168-pve6
lxc-pve: 3.1.0-2
lxcfs: 3.0.2-2
novnc-pve: 1.0.0-2
proxmox-widget-toolkit: 1.0-22
pve-cluster: 5.0-33
pve-container: 2.0-33
pve-docs: 5.3-1
pve-edk2-firmware: 1.20181023-1
pve-firewall: 3.0-17
pve-firmware: 2.0-6
pve-ha-manager: 2.0-6
pve-i18n: 1.0-9
pve-libspice-server1: 0.14.1-1
pve-qemu-kvm: 2.12.1-1
pve-xtermjs: 3.10.1-1
qemu-server: 5.0-45
smartmontools: 6.5+svn4324-1
spiceterm: 3.0-5
vncterm: 1.5-3
zfsutils-linux: 0.7.12-pve1~bpo1

root@pve1:~# pveperf
CPU BOGOMIPS:      55194.96
REGEX/SECOND:      1412053
HD SIZE:           94.37 GB (/dev/mapper/pve-root)
BUFFERED READS:    117.86 MB/sec
FSYNCS/SECOND:     4438.11
DNS EXT:           117.29 ms

root@pve1:~# qm list
      VMID NAME                 STATUS     MEM(MB)    BOOTDISK(GB) PID
       101 Siem                 running    20480            200.00 4493
       102 HrmTServer           running    22528            120.00 5261
       201 Zemana               running    10240            450.00 6170
       202 ParmakOkutmaWin7     running    6144              80.00 6646
       203 WSUS                 running    4096              40.00 35096
       205 DC


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The error message is quite elaborate: only 10 backup (s) allowed - please consider to remove old backup files.

Or increase the number of allowed backups.
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ERROR: Backup of VM 102 failed - only 10 backup (s) allowed - please consider to remove old backup files.
Did you try to read the human readable error message? Everything is there, nothing more to explain to solve the problem...


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