[PVE-User] Backup of one VM always fails

Arjen leesteken at protonmail.ch
Fri Dec 4 07:10:45 CET 2020


On Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:16 PM, Frank Thommen <f.thommen at dkfz-heidelberg.de> wrote:

>
>
> Dear all,
>
> on our PVE cluster, the backup of a specific VM always fails (which
> makes us worry, as it is our GitLab instance). The general backup plan
> is "back up all VMs at 00:30". In the confirmation email we see, that
> the backup of this specific VM takes six to seven hours and then fails.
> The error message in the overview table used to be:
>
> vma_queue_write: write error - Broken pipe
>
> With detailed log
>
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> 123: 2020-12-01 02:53:08 INFO: Starting Backup of VM 123 (qemu)
> 123: 2020-12-01 02:53:08 INFO: status = running
> 123: 2020-12-01 02:53:09 INFO: update VM 123: -lock backup
> 123: 2020-12-01 02:53:09 INFO: VM Name: odcf-vm123
> 123: 2020-12-01 02:53:09 INFO: include disk 'virtio0'
> 'ceph-rbd:vm-123-disk-0' 20G
> 123: 2020-12-01 02:53:09 INFO: include disk 'virtio1'
> 'ceph-rbd:vm-123-disk-2' 1000G
> 123: 2020-12-01 02:53:09 INFO: include disk 'virtio2'
> 'ceph-rbd:vm-123-disk-3' 2T
> 123: 2020-12-01 02:53:09 INFO: backup mode: snapshot
> 123: 2020-12-01 02:53:09 INFO: ionice priority: 7
> 123: 2020-12-01 02:53:09 INFO: creating archive
> '/mnt/pve/cephfs/dump/vzdump-qemu-123-2020_12_01-02_53_08.vma.lzo'
> 123: 2020-12-01 02:53:09 INFO: started backup task
> 'a38ff50a-f474-4b0a-a052-01a835d5c5c7'
> 123: 2020-12-01 02:53:12 INFO: status: 0% (167772160/3294239916032),
> sparse 0% (31563776), duration 3, read/write 55/45 MB/s
> [... ecc. ecc. ...]
> 123: 2020-12-01 09:42:14 INFO: status: 35%
> (1170252365824/3294239916032), sparse 0% (26845003776), duration 24545,
> read/write 59/56 MB/s
> 123: 2020-12-01 09:42:14 ERROR: vma_queue_write: write error - Broken pipe
> 123: 2020-12-01 09:42:14 INFO: aborting backup job
> 123: 2020-12-01 09:42:15 ERROR: Backup of VM 123 failed -
> vma_queue_write: write error - Broken pipe
>
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Since lately (upgrade to the newest PVE release) it's
>
> VM 123 qmp command 'query-backup' failed - got timeout
>
> with log
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> 123: 2020-12-03 03:29:00 INFO: Starting Backup of VM 123 (qemu)
> 123: 2020-12-03 03:29:00 INFO: status = running
> 123: 2020-12-03 03:29:00 INFO: VM Name: odcf-vm123
> 123: 2020-12-03 03:29:00 INFO: include disk 'virtio0'
> 'ceph-rbd:vm-123-disk-0' 20G
> 123: 2020-12-03 03:29:00 INFO: include disk 'virtio1'
> 'ceph-rbd:vm-123-disk-2' 1000G
> 123: 2020-12-03 03:29:00 INFO: include disk 'virtio2'
> 'ceph-rbd:vm-123-disk-3' 2T
> 123: 2020-12-03 03:29:01 INFO: backup mode: snapshot
> 123: 2020-12-03 03:29:01 INFO: ionice priority: 7
> 123: 2020-12-03 03:29:01 INFO: creating vzdump archive
> '/mnt/pve/cephfs/dump/vzdump-qemu-123-2020_12_03-03_29_00.vma.lzo'
> 123: 2020-12-03 03:29:01 INFO: started backup task
> 'cc7cde4e-20e8-4e26-a89a-f6f1aa9e9612'
> 123: 2020-12-03 03:29:01 INFO: resuming VM again
> 123: 2020-12-03 03:29:04 INFO: 0% (284.0 MiB of 3.0 TiB) in 3s, read:
> 94.7 MiB/s, write: 51.7 MiB/s
> [... ecc. ecc. ...]
> 123: 2020-12-03 09:05:08 INFO: 36% (1.1 TiB of 3.0 TiB) in 5h 36m 7s,
> read: 57.3 MiB/s, write: 53.6 MiB/s
> 123: 2020-12-03 09:22:57 ERROR: VM 123 qmp command 'query-backup' failed
>
> -   got timeout
>     123: 2020-12-03 09:22:57 INFO: aborting backup job
>     123: 2020-12-03 09:32:57 ERROR: VM 123 qmp command 'backup-cancel'
>     failed - unable to connect to VM 123 qmp socket - timeout after 5981 retries
>     123: 2020-12-03 09:32:57 ERROR: Backup of VM 123 failed - VM 123 qmp
>     command 'query-backup' failed - got timeout
>
>
> The VM has some quite big vdisks (20G, 1T and 2T). All stored in Ceph.
> There is still plenty of space in Ceph.
>
> Can anyone give us some hint on how to investigate and debug this further?

Because it is a write error, maybe we should look at the backup destination.
Maybe it is a network connection issue? Maybe something wrong with the host? Maybe the disk is full?
Which storage are you using for backup? Can you show us the corresponding entry in /etc/pve/storage.cfg?

best regards, Arjen



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