[pve-devel] [RFC v2 pve-container pve-manager 0/3] add partial restore

Christian Ebner c.ebner at proxmox.com
Mon Oct 23 15:03:11 CEST 2023

Oh, okay! I was not aware of these patches, thanks for letting me know.

Yes, being consistent with the UI/API for both VM and LXC restores is desired. I was planning on doing the VM part next, but since there already is a patch series for this I will definitely work on a common denominator for these.

Thanks also for the first comments, will include changes regarding this into an updated version. I will also take you up on the offer to pick-up a rebased version of these patches.


> On 23.10.2023 14:47 CEST Fiona Ebner <f.ebner at proxmox.com> wrote:
> Am 23.10.23 um 13:18 schrieb Christian Ebner:
> > This patch series adds functionality to partially restore containers
> > from backup, by allowing the user to selectively include/exclude
> > mountpoints for restore. Mountpoints not included in the backup will not
> > be deleted and recreated but rather attached to the container as unused
> > disk after the restore. The same is true for mountpoints selected by the
> > user to be excluded during restore.
> > 
> FYI, there is an old series [0] adding a similar feature for VMs. It
> would be nice if we could have the API/UI be not too different between
> them. Of course, it's not set in stone how it's done there (since it
> didn't get applied ;)), but it would be great if we could come up with a
> solution that works for both cases. If you really want, you could even
> pick up those patches in your next version of the series (just tell me
> if you need a rebased version).
> Didn't have time to take a close look yet, just noting that
> 'exclude-mps' is not specific enough as a parameter name for the
> 'create' API call. The name really should include the word 'restore' or
> similar, and you can add a requires => 'restore' to the schema
> definition of the parameter.
> [0]: https://lists.proxmox.com/pipermail/pve-devel/2022-April/052720.html

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