Request: Optional monthly backups

brnogu

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Same, I can't find an easy way to do this via web interface. Before it was so easy...
I just want to run this once per week at a specific time...
 

Dunuin

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Same, I can't find an easy way to do this via web interface. Before it was so easy...
I just want to run this once per week at a specific time...
One per week isn't a problem, only once per month. If you want a weekly backup at 00:00 just type in "0:00". You are not limited to the predefined values.
 

t.lamprecht

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I found that indeed, however i must apologies and still do not get how to do this 1 time per month.
One per week isn't a problem, only once per month.
That will work now too with pve-manager version 7.1-9 (and dependencies), currently on the pvetest repository.
As there we switched over from the old Perl implementation, which was initially added for Proxmox VE 5.0's new storage replication in 2017, to the rust based from PBS. The original calendar event implementation application (storage replication) just did not need such intervals like monthly, so it wasn't added there initially.

So with 7.1-9 or later a schedule like sat *-1..7 15:00 (first Saturday in month @ 15:00) or just monthly (first day of month 00:00) will work.
 
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I just want to run this once per week at a specific time...
There's an example for that in the editable selector, sun 01:00 schedules it every Sunday at 01:00 in the morning, if you want another day or time just replace the respective part.
 
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That will work now too with pve-manager version 7.1-9 (and dependencies), currently on the pvetest repository.
As there we switched over from the old Perl implementation, which was initially added for Proxmox VE 5.0's new storage replication in 2017, to the rust based from PBS. The original calendar event implementation application (storage replication) just did not need such intervals like monthly, so it wasn't added there initially.

So with 7.1-9 or later a schedule like sat *-1..7 15:00 (first Saturday in month @ 15:00) or just monthly (first day of month 00:00) will work.
Thanks! :)
 

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