[PVE-User] Feature request regarding backup file naming

Theron T. Trout theron.trout at mellonway.com
Thu Jan 7 21:30:47 CET 2010


I have a request regarding the new backup file naming conventions in PVE
1.4.  Prior to v1.4, filenames were always the same for each backup run,
now they include a timestamp.

While including the timestamp is a great feature, it would be very
helpful if it were optional.  The backup system that I have built for my
setup relies on the backup files having a predictable name.  This way my
scripts can automatically move them into long term storage and do
whatever else I need.  With the new schema, my backup system is broken.

Could you please add a control to the backup job configuration screen
for selecting between some type of predictable naming convention, such
as vzdump-qemu-{VMID}.tgz, and the new convention that includes
timestamps, vzdump-qmu-{VMID}-{TIMESTAMP}.tgz?

Thank you for your consideration of this and for Proxmox!


Theron Trout
Co-Founder & Chief Software Architect,
Mellonway LLC

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