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  1. @jonathanm Are you booting directly to the vdi image, or did you convert it to another format first? I only ask because since I based this on the original script, it only looks for img and qcow2 files when backing up virtual disks. In hindsight, this is rather fragile, so I think I'll try to switch over to parsing the VM configuration to get the attached disks and their extensions. (Note to self: Also include a blacklist variable so users can exclude extensions they don't want backed up like iso.) Thanks, JTok
  2. Ahhh. Sorry, I was unclear. The the vdisk names must be unique per VM, not system-wide. They will be backed up into a folder corresponding with the VM name. e.g. /backup_location/VM1/vdisk1.img /backup_location/VM1/vdisk2.img /backup_location/VM2/vdisk1.img /backup_location/VM2/vdisk2.img So with the script as it currently stands, if you have the following vdisks attached to a VM: /mnt/user/domains/VM1/vdisk1.img /mnt/disk1/VM1/vdisk1.img They will both be copied to the /backup_location/VM1/ folder and one will overwrite the other and/or skip it. While I personally prefer a flatter structure for my backups, I like the idea of having the option to backup using the full path. That would resolve the issue with unique names. I will add it to my to-do list for the next version.
  3. Unfortunately having vdisks with the same name wasn't something I took into consideration with the script. Since the both vdisks will be backed up to the same location the second vdisk will overwrite or ignore (depending on which options are used) the first vdisk because the script will think they are the same one. Renaming one of the disks should be a relatively safe operation, but if you are concerned you could try one of these ways: 1) Make a copy of one of the vdisks manually before renaming it and changing the VM configuration. If you are feeling extra concerned, you may also want to make a copy of the existing VM XML before changing the config to point to the new vdisk name. 2) Run the script with the vdisks_to_skip field filled out for one of the vdisks so that only one gets backed up. Then rename the one vdisk you have a backup of and change the VM configuration. IMPORTANT: You will want to make sure that you rename the disk you're changing to vdisk1.img or the backup script will calculate the retention wrong when using number_of_backups_to_keep.
  4. v1.1.4 - 2018/05/19 A Rose by Any Other Name fixed issue with vdisks not being skipped when defined in vdisks_to_skip. fixed incorrect vdisks sometimes being copied before backup when using delta sync with multiple vdisks. fixed wrong number of vdisks being kept when a VM had multiple vdisks attached. added option to automatically enable reconstruct write (a.k.a. turbo write) during backups and then disable after backups complete. I've tested to the best of my ability, but I cannot guarantee everything will work flawlessly. Please be sure to verify your backups are running correctly and let me know of any issues. Script here: https://github.com/JTok/unraid-vmbackup -JTok
  5. I wanted to give a quick update. I was able to replicate this issue, and I have a fix I'm testing. It also led me to the discovery of a couple other specific use case issues that I want to resolve (details below). Once I have all 3 issues resolved I'll post an updated version of the script. I am going to try to include the option to turn on turbo write during backups if I can figure it out quickly enough. The issues I am addressing in the next update: not skipping vdisks backups with multiple vdisks when using delta syncing (default) are slow because sometimes the wrong vdisk is chosen (finished backups appear to be correct, but the intermediate steps are done in the wrong order) number of backups to keep not keeping the correct number with multiple vdisks (i.e. keeping 2 vdisks on a VM with two vdisks will keep 1 copy of each because it counts both towards the total to keep instead of keeping 2 copies of each) -JTok
  6. Thanks! I was wondering about that after reading the question. I will have to look into implementing that feature. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Weird. I am in Spain right now, but I should have some time before next week to run a few tests to see if I can replicate the issue. Just to make sure, are you putting the full path of the vdisk to skip? Also, are you able to pm me the log file? Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. v1.1.3 - 2018/04/16 From Here to Infirmary included inline variable to prevent script from running if a parity check is in progress. fixed spelling errors in script. added advanced option to ignore iso files during vdisk check. #UNTESTED fixed so tarballs so files are added without full paths. updated user selectable options so that they only generate a warning in the log, not a full error log file. As always, use at your own risk with no guarantees. Script here: https://github.com/JTok/unraid-vmbackup -JTok
  9. @joelones Sorry for the delay, I somehow missed the notification for this. It does look like everything completed to me as well. The script is throwing an error on the iso file listed here: 2018-04-11 11:30 warning: /mnt/user/kvm/isos/mini.iso of srv-ubuntu is not a vdisk. skipping. It sees that it is not a vdisk and generates a warning. I can add an option to the next version to ignore iso files. As for the compressed files containing the full path, that is something I was aware of, but just didn't get around to changing before the last update. I am planning on having it compress without the path in the next version. -JTok
  10. Okay, let's try this again. I've put a new version out. It addresses the concerns of @joelones and @PieQuest as well as a few other fixes and enhancements. Added option to only receive error notifications. Added option to receive detailed notifications. Sends notifications when VM backups are started and stopped. Sends notifications when old backups are deleted. Sends notifications when old log files are deleted. Added option to backup nvram. Enabled by default. Fixed issues with notification system. Not all failures and warnings were using notifications. send_notifications variable wasn't disabling many notifications. Fixed issues with tarball backups not removing original files. Fixed issues with log files not being removed. Fixed logging issues. Detailed logging for tarballs. Logging for rm commands. Updated notification message language. Updated script comments/directions. Same deal as the previous updates. I've tested as best I can, but I can't guarantee everything. The script can still be found here: https://github.com/JTok/unraid-vmbackup -JTok
  11. It's because I made a mistake with quotation marks I think. I'm on my phone, so it's a little tough to tell for sure, but I'm pretty sure that's what happening. I will make sure it's fixed in the release for next week. [emoji15] Sorry about that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. That should be easy enough to add. I'll add it to my to-do list. I'm planning on having the next version out sometime next week, and I think I should be able to get this into that release.
  13. JTok

    Sanity check - 24 drive bays

    Ahh yeah. I see that the Quadro cards are more capable. That's good to know. Plex also has some limitations listed in the link I posted earlier. They only support decoding on Nvidia in Windows. To decode on Linux you will need Intel. I'm not sure if this is a limitation in Plex or something else (I would assume it's Plex though, so presumably support will get better). Of course, this may not be a major issue for your use case. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. JTok

    Sanity check - 24 drive bays

    There are some limitations associated with Plex and hardware acceleration that you may want to familiarize yourself with before spending a lot of money on hardware. For one, Nvidia limits encoding to 2 streams on at least some (if not all) of their GPUs. There are also potential issues with dockers, if that's how you are running it. I would read through this page as well as the Plex forums to get a feel for the best purchase for what you want to do. It may be in your best interest to re-ask this question there as well. https://support.plex.tv/articles/115002178853-using-hardware-accelerated-streaming/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I have made a few updates to the script again. Added the option to disable delta syncs. Added option to only use rsync. Dry-runs can be used with the rsync_only option. Dates and times are now included in log messages. Log files can be generated (enabled by default) Error logs can be managed separately from regular logs. Option to choose the number of logs to keep. Log messages can be sent through unRAID notification system. As with the last update, I've tested as best I can, but I can't guarantee everything. The script can still be found here: https://github.com/JTok/unraid-vmbackup -JTok

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