Cannot retrieve backups from external SSD

Altremo

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Good day, everyone!

Yesterday I have backed up all VMs to external drive to restore them on new ProxMox server. Since this is remote server I've asked support guys over there to connect SSD manually (can't do it by hand personally). Today they have connected this drive to new server but I can't seem to access it. I can see it as /dev/sdb in disk list, but can't access or restore backups from there anyhow. Maybe I am doing something wrong?

P.S: I've tried to do it through "add->directory" but I get this error: "create storage failed: error during cfs-locked 'file-storage_cfg' operation: mkdir /dev/sdb: File exists at /usr/share/perl5/PVE/Storage/DirPlugin.pm line 139. (500)"
 

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Dunuin

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How did you formated and mounted the SSD on the old server to store the backups?

"/dev/sdb" ist just the drive. There should atleast be a partition ("sdb1" for example) and you would need to manually mount the partition with the right filesystem first. After its mounted you can add it as a directory storage.
 

Altremo

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As ext4, as I remember. Then I just backed up all VMs to it.

^UPD: Trying to access it gives me "Permission denied". Wth?
 
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