[PVE-User] vzdump backup timing out

John Crisp jcrisp at safeandsoundit.co.uk
Wed Nov 11 19:31:56 CET 2015

On 11/11/15 17:55, Michael Rasmussen wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Nov 2015 16:40:11 +0100
> John Crisp <jcrisp at safeandsoundit.co.uk> wrote:
>> Yes it is a configuration option under storage. But what does it
>> actually control as it doesn't appear to be clear ?
> It controls the number of backups for each VM so if this number is two
> this means you can have at most 2 backups of this VM on the backup
> storage at any given time.
> For manual backups this means a backup job will fail if there is
> already 2 backups of this VM at the storage. For the automatic backup
> schedule it means the backup scheduler will add a new backup and if
> this backup succeeds it will delete the oldest backup ensuring there is
> only 2 backups at any given time.

OK....  thanks for the explanation.

I had mine set at 2.

On my 1 Tb drive (actual 917GB) it has two dump files on there of 327G
so when it goes for the 3rd one there is only 274Gb left and it fails.

I guess I need to drop that number to one ! I'll give it a go tonight.

Many thanks.

B. Rgds

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