Noob - couple of observations

Gurumanger

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Oct 7, 2023
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Just started using Proxmox and came across a couple of things that could do with attention imho:
  1. I was running a move of a guest volume to a different lv. I realised I had close the browser but when I opened it, there was no indication that anything was still running. When I tried to access to VM, it told me that it could not get a lock on the conf file and I could hear the disks whirring so I was pretty sure it was still going on in the background. Eventually it finished silently and all was well. Is there anything that shows background processes currently running?
  2. I find Convert to Template for a VM counterintuitive - I would expect it to create a copy of the VM as a template rather than change the existing VM in what appears to be an unrecoverable way - I then have to clone it again: different VM id, different MAC address etc which is a pain. Can we at least have an option alongside the existing one "Copy as a Template"?
 
I was running a move of a guest volume to a different lv. I realised I had close the browser but when I opened it, there was no indication that anything was still running. When I tried to access to VM, it told me that it could not get a lock on the conf file and I could hear the disks whirring so I was pretty sure it was still going on in the background. Eventually it finished silently and all was well. Is there anything that shows background processes currently running?
At the bottom of the webUI you will find a list with the state and logs of the last tasks. Not 100% sure if moving a vdisk is a task shown there, but I would really wonder if it wouldn't.
 
That's what I thought but no tasks week running during this time. It's like it forgot it was running a task.
 
That is has successfully finished. Otherwise the status would be "running", "failed" or whatever. You can also double-click on one of the tasks to see a popup which shows a detailed log for that task.
 
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Yes, my true was that proxmox said nothing was happened but it was - not noticing anything in the proxmox ui telling me this
 

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