[pve-devel] [PATCH 00/10] Single-file-restore GUI for PBS snapshots

Dominic Jäger d.jaeger at proxmox.com
Thu Apr 22 12:33:45 CEST 2021


On Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 01:15:29PM +0200, Stefan Reiter wrote:
> Implements the necessary API for allowing single file restore via the PVE web
> GUI.

Restoring a couple of small text files and folders with textfiles from
containers worked really well for me.  For VMs I could also restore some text
files & folders, but I didn't work as smooth.
I tried both with a single .fidx/root.pxar so far.

* This
> proxmox-file-restore failed: Error: mounting 'drive-scsi0.img.fidx/part/1' failed: all mounts failed or no supported file system (500)
is correct but it would be nice if we could try to say something like "We found LVM stuff
which is currently unsupported".  Currently it looks more like bug than
"expected error" to me.

Maybe we could improve this (at some point in the future) so that the error
does not block the whole panel and we can continue to select another part/number.
Because when two out of three parts block the whole thing, then remembering the
bad one(s), clicking X, clicking File restore->fidx->part->some number is not
ideal IMO.


* Sometimes the Download button remains enabled when errors (like the previous)
  happen and then you get a couple of 0 byte files


* On the respective PBS sometimes this
> 2021-04-22T11:31:01+02:00: starting new backup reader datastore 'test': "/test"
> 2021-04-22T11:31:01+02:00: protocol upgrade done
> 2021-04-22T11:31:01+02:00: GET /download
> 2021-04-22T11:31:01+02:00: download "/test/vm/100/2021-04-22T09:29:17Z/index.json.blob"
> 2021-04-22T11:31:01+02:00: GET /download
> 2021-04-22T11:31:01+02:00: download "/test/vm/100/2021-04-22T09:29:17Z/drive-scsi0.img.fidx"
> 2021-04-22T11:31:01+02:00: register chunks in 'drive-scsi0.img.fidx' as downloadable.
> 2021-04-22T11:31:01+02:00: GET /chunk
> 2021-04-22T11:31:01+02:00: download chunk "/test/.chunks/394a/394a4b4c316868a466fbece11881752a10b31a782d2740ab414c3f48b5fb4e58"
> 2021-04-22T11:31:01+02:00: GET /chunk
> 2021-04-22T11:31:01+02:00: download chunk "/test/.chunks/d628/d62885ad37c7a44a2fa9fdc558e85e89ecf4c9754617fab7e1f491fa3da65d38"
appears and stays there forever and when I clicked Stop
> 2021-04-22T11:47:00+02:00: TASK ERROR: task aborted
it seemed to accept but the circle remained spinning forever again (OK, I only
checked for a couple of minutes).


* Sometimes the PBS also logged
> 2021-04-22T11:42:40+02:00: starting new backup reader datastore 'test': "/test"
> 2021-04-22T11:42:40+02:00: protocol upgrade done
> 2021-04-22T11:42:40+02:00: GET /download
> 2021-04-22T11:42:40+02:00: download "/test/ct/102/2021-04-22T09:39:23Z/index.json.blob"
> 2021-04-22T11:42:40+02:00: GET /download
> 2021-04-22T11:42:40+02:00: download "/test/ct/102/2021-04-22T09:39:23Z/root.pxar.didx"
> 2021-04-22T11:42:40+02:00: register chunks in 'root.pxar.didx' as downloadable.
> 2021-04-22T11:42:40+02:00: GET /chunk
> 2021-04-22T11:42:40+02:00: download chunk "/test/.chunks/ff63/ff63c49eae6b77e2933ea08af0dcf3786e74fc454ac2462ba780f0726c070023"
> 2021-04-22T11:42:40+02:00: GET /chunk
> 2021-04-22T11:42:40+02:00: download chunk "/test/.chunks/261e/261ec247951ab57a51df87c593ae2aaf4f76c671bb94e13245f53ebdf25cfd45"
> 2021-04-22T11:42:40+02:00: GET /chunk
> 2021-04-22T11:42:40+02:00: download chunk "/test/.chunks/3a60/3a60c4eb21123c01a63e981d8f550ba0f99b5e90b97340d384da9f079fa767ed"
> 2021-04-22T11:42:40+02:00: TASK ERROR: connection error: Transport endpoint is not connected (os error 107)
but it looked to me like it didn't really matter? I could still download my
text files.  Note that when it started to log such messages, there were
actually quite a lot of those entries.


* A few times I got in the PVE GUI when I clicked on ...img.fidx
> malformed JSON string, neither tag, array, object, number, string or atom, at character offset 0 (before "VM 'qemu_root\\x40pa...") at /usr/share/perl5/PVE/PBSClient.pm line 220. (500)
and I couldn't find out yet why and later it just didn't appear again.


* This is helpful
> executable not found '/usr/bin/proxmox-file-restore'! Proxmox backup client or file restore not installed? (500)
but the precise package name would make it even more helpful for me.
> proxmox-backup-file-restore


Today I also tried around with existing options of restoring data with the backup client (CLI).
And even with the previous concerns, I think that in comparison to those CLI possibilities this
new feature makes exploring & restoring really, really convenient.

Tested-by: Dominic Jäger <d.jaeger at proxmox.com>




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