Feature Request: PVE Backup

sachz

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Hi,

I'm a long time user of Proxmox ve and Proxmox backup server since it came out.

Currently I'm optimising my backup setup, and I was wondering how hard it would be to add some additional logic to the backups.
It would be very handy to have the following options added to the mix:
  • Exclude pool(s) from backup (ability to select multiple pools)
  • Include pool(s) in backup (ability to select multiple pools)
  • option to exclude VM's / LXC's that aren't running
  • Allow VM's / LXC's to be a member of multiple pools
  • Allow for multiple simultanious backups when they don't overlap
  • Allow for retry of vm/lxc backup in case it timed out or failed at the end of the backup before stopping the backup job.
  • Pool feature on a node level with the same options as mentioned in the first 2 bullet points
Working in IT myself and having used multiple commercial products, these are features that I am kind of missing in the Proxmox ecosystem.

I'm sorry if there are recurring questions here, I did a general search but didn't really find the info I was looking for.
 

sachz

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Pools are also used for permissions. How would that work if a VM is a member of multiple pools?
Depends how you organise your pools.
You could see it like a group membership and create multiple pools depending on what they're used for.
This can be solved with naming conventions like a prefix to differenciate between the different functions of the pools.

I'm not trying to impose extra limits on the pools, rather expand their use and usecases so administrators can have a more flexible way of implementing their backup and DR strategies.

Since the pools are basically exclusive membership groups, I'd go with removing the exclusivity.
Automation setups could also benefit from a more flexible membership setup for operations based on managed or unmanaged vm's for example.
 

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