Not to run any VM until the backup job is completed


Jan 10, 2022
I have 2 VMs scheduled for a backup job in Stop Mode and I want not to run any of them while the backup job is still running. I think I have to play around the scripts, but cannot find a good way to start.
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You could use a vzdump hook script and let that script shutdown the VMs ("qm shutdown ...") in the "job-init" phase when the job starts and start them again ("qm start ...") in the "job-end/job-abort" phase when the backup job finishes.
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