Feature hint? VMs in multiple permission pools, disk backup include/exclude difference


Well-Known Member
Nov 18, 2015
Hello Proxmox team,

based on testing PBS solution with our PVE server with multiple types backup VMs, i have some use-cases, that's don't fit current PVE versions (at least via gui):

1] permissions->pools - VM can be only in one pool. If i want to use multiple backup scenarios, it's not possible to use multiple pools (for ex: pool for vzdump + pool for pbs). Surely, i can define VM in Backup Job, but there is no difference between template/prod/test/etc types VMs - pools are better for it.
2] disk backup - we can include or exclude disk from backup. But we can't (at least via gui) set, that we want for example this:
a] vzdump backup - only OS disk
b] pbs backup - OS + data disk

That's because vzdump is "out-of-box" and mature solution without dependency on something. PBS has version dependency. When we have big (10+TB) disks, backup via vzdump doesn't give so much sense as backup via PBS.

Same thing is for our DB servers - data backup doesn't have much sense, but there can be scenarios for testing backup, developer versions, etc.


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