[pve-devel] [PATCH v2 guest-common/manager 0/4] vzdump: add 'notification-mode' parameter

Fiona Ebner f.ebner at proxmox.com
Tue Nov 21 11:55:12 CET 2023

Am 21.11.23 um 11:22 schrieb Lukas Wagner:
> This patch series adds the 'notification-mode' setting for backup jobs.
> It allows users to choose between the 'old-style' notifications 
> (mail to configured address, directly via a call to sendmail) or 
> the 'new-style' notification system.
> notification-mode has three possible values:
>   - legacy-sendmail: Use old system, considering mailto/mailtnotification parameters
>   - notification-system: Use the new system (always sending a notification, irregardless 
>     of success/failure. The user is supposed to configure filtering/matching in 
>     notification settings)
>   - auto: use old system if mailto is set, or new system if not
> This should provide a fix/workaround for the users' reports of
>   - double notifications (these happened in case mailto was set to the same address
>     as root at pam)

Can't we detect and avoid this more easily?

>   - notifications always being sent, even if 'mailnotification' is set to failure

Can't we just treat 'failure' mode as always defaulting to legacy
sendmail? And properly deprecate the setting, showing a warning/info
that new notification system is not used if set to 'failure' for both
CLI and UI. And maybe not even allow setting it for new jobs/manual backups?

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