[pbs-devel] [PATCH proxmox-backup 00/23] add removable datastores

Lukas Wagner l.wagner at proxmox.com
Tue Sep 19 17:08:21 CEST 2023

On 9/19/23 17:01, Thomas Lamprecht wrote:
> Am 19/09/2023 um 15:37 schrieb Lukas Wagner:
>> - I'm not sure if the USB icon is the best choice for a removable data
>> store.  it could be a hot plugged SATA disk, iSCSI, etc. - maybe
>> change this to something more generic if possible?
> Yeah, USB can be confusing; to avoid decision fatigue I'd suggest one
> of:
> - fa-plug (for plug-able) https://fontawesome.com/v4/icon/plug
> - fa-chain-broken (not used anywhere, and it sorta looks like it would
>    fit but def. more abstract)
>    https://fontawesome.com/v4/icon/chain-broken

Out of those two I think I'd prefer fa-plug.

>> - There is no way to prepare a disk for the use as a removable
>> datastore from the UI alone. We can create a GPT partition table and
>> create an ext4 partition on it (via 'Directory'), however this creates
>> a mount point for the new partition, so it cannot be used any more
>> when creating a datastore. Maybe creating the mount point could be
>> optional?
> While true and definitively wanted in the longer run, I think this might
> be out of scope for this series, to avoid blowing the yak-shaving up too
> much  ^^

True, I just wanted to mention it.

- Lukas

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