[pve-devel] [PATCH-SERIES pve-common/pmg-api/pve-storage] pbs client: rework namespace usage and minor fixes

Fabian Ebner f.ebner at proxmox.com
Wed Jul 20 12:59:40 CEST 2022

Mostly done in preparation for #3186 (refactor pbs client use in PVE),
to avoid the need to manually set the namespace for all call-sites in
PVE, when it's already present in the storage/PBS config.

pve-common 1/5 and 2/5 and pmg-api 1/1 are improvements touching parts
of the same infrastructure, but not directly related.

The other patches change PBSClient to auto-select the namespace from
its initial configuration if not explicitly overriden with a
namespaced parameter and deprecate namespaced parameters as a whole.

Rationale is that essentially all current users of PBSClient are
configured for one namespace (there is the "status" call, which
doesn't depend on a namespace, but that doesn't contradict the
previous claim). It's less work on the call sites and there's no risk
to forget namespacing a parameter (as happened with pxar_restore in
PMG) if the PBSClient handles it itself.

If the need for handling more than one namespace with a single client
ever arises, we can still add e.g. a set_namespace() function to the

Also makes it possible to restore a backup from a namespace in PMG,
which currently fails.

Dependency bump for new pve-common is needed for pve-storage and


Fabian Ebner (5):
  pbs client: delete password: return success for non-existent file
  pbs client: forget snapshot: suppress output
  pbs client: default to configured namespace for non-namespaced
  pbs client: deprecate namespaced parameters
  pbs client: backup fs tree: drop namespace parameter

 src/PVE/PBSClient.pm | 34 +++++++++++++++++++---------------
 1 file changed, 19 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)


Fabian Ebner (2):
  api: get group snapshots: take backup-id into account
  api: pbs: don't use namespaced parameters

 src/PMG/API2/PBS/Job.pm | 22 +++++-----------------
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)


Fabian Ebner (1):
  api: pbs: file restore: don't use namespaced parameters

 PVE/API2/Storage/FileRestore.pm | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)


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