Proxmox Replication feature does not replicate cloud-init drive

Jun 28, 2019

I'm testing the replication feature of Proxmox 6 using zfs-local on both nodes, everything works great except for the cloud-init config drive...

when I try to simulate a disaster recovery, and try to use the replica VM on node02, the cloud-init drive does not exist on target zfs-local replica node.. viewing the replica log job from source node, I can see that the vm-101-cloutinit.raw is not replicated to destination storage on node02.

And if a try to recreate it, the error below shows:

# unable to parse zfs volume name 'cloudinit' (500)
I found the issue!!!

The VM has a replication JOB configured.. with this job configured.. when I try to add the cloud-init drive.. the error above happens!!

After we delete the replication job, we can successfully add the cloud-init drive..

this is something that must be treated by proxmox GUI developers, because only displaying the error "unable to parse zfs volume name ' cloudinit' (500)" is not an easy way to discover what is happening...

if we have a replication JOB configure and try to add the cloud-init drive, we should receive an error like: " Add a Cloud-init drive within a VM with replication job configured is not supported, please, delete the replication JOB first and try again!" or otherwise this issue should be correctly addressed in order to replication JOB support the cloud-init file.
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