Best practice for Proxmox self-backup

pdionisis

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Hello
Thank for the script

I try to backup the server with it .
Then I try to restore to same machine but with fresh install (same version of proxmox) but pve-cluster refuses to start
I receive pmxcfs error 255

Tried to run pmxcfs I receive :
fuse: mountpoint is not empty
fuse: if you are sure it is safe , use the 'nonempty' mount option

This happenes (if i understood well) because /etc/pve is not empty (probably as it has my setup)

How to continue from there?
How to try to mount the nonempty /etc/pve ?
Thank you
 

Stoiko Ivanov

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This happenes (if i understood well) because /etc/pve is not empty (probably as it has my setup)
move your copy of /etc/pve away:
`mv /etc/pve /etc/pve.bck`
restart the pve-cluster service/pmxcfs:
`systemctl restart pve-cluster`

once this works - copy the files you need from /etc/pve.bck to /etc/pve
 

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