Exclude groups in sync


Renowned Member
Sep 9, 2015
Hello everyone.

Is there a way to exclude certain groups (VMs/CTs) from a sync job?

I'm syncing to an usb HD. And while my PBS instance keeps a lot of backups I only want some of them in the usb storage. Can this be expressed using Group Filter?

Best Regards/Viele Grüße
Did you see the group filters?:
If the group-filter option is set, only backup groups matching at least one of the specified criteria are synced. The available criteria are:

  • backup type, for example to only sync groups of the ct(Container) type:
    # proxmox-backup-manager sync-job update ID --group-filter type:ct

  • full group identifier
    # proxmox-backup-manager sync-job update ID --group-filter group:vm/100

  • regular expression matched against the full group identifier
Seems like exclusion is not supported...
wanted to use "vm/(?!762\b)\d+" to exclude vm/762

parameter verification errors

group-filter: regex parse error: vm/(?!762\b)\d+ ^^^ error: look-around, including look-ahead and look-behind, is not supported


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