Article ID: 1912, created on Jun 9, 2007, last review on Apr 18, 2012

Resolution

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Synopsis: New Virtuozzo 3.0.0 tools update provides fixes related to
  backup functionality and Debian-based EZ templates
Issue date: 2007-05-31
Product: Virtuozzo 3.0.0
Keywords: vzbackup vzctl ez
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1. Topic:

 Updated packages for Virtuozzo 3.0.0 providing user-level tools fixes
 for backup functionality, a number of minor fixes for existing vzctl issues,
 and an updated package environment for Debian-based EZ templates.

2. Problem description:

 - Restoring a VE fails if the VE_PRIVATE path was customized;

 - Backing up a VE fails if the vzfs tracker stops running;

 - VEs backed up on a Node with disabled disk quotas cannot be restored on
  Nodes having these quotas enabled;

 - When more than one VE are backed up simultaneously, the backup-related
  parameters from the configuration file of the first VE to be backed up
  are applied to all the successive VEs;

 - vzbackup does not handle an error from 'hostname -f';

 - vzrestore can't find archive, if there are symlinks in the path to the VE
  backup;

 - It is possible to set UBC limits if the SLMMODE parameter in the VE
  configuration file is set to 'slm';

 - If it has been granted access to a number of devices via --devnodes or
  --devices, a VE can access only the first one of them;

 - It is impossible to install some recent Debian packages into a VE.


 All Virtuozzo 3.0.0 users are advised to update their tools packages.

3. Affected components description:

 - vzbackup is a tool for backing up and restoring Virtual Environments.

 - vzctl is the primary tool for Virtual Environment management. This
  tool is used to create new VEs, start and stop them, configure their
  parameters, etc.

4. Bug fixes:

 #60038 - restoring a VE fails if VE_PRIVATE is not $VEID

 #75631 - vzbackup should handle tracker errors correctly

 #61585 - vzrestore fails when restoring a backup made on a Node with
  disk quotas disabled

 #60752 - vzbackup does not refresh backup-related parameters before
  processing the next VE

 #59039 - vzbackup does not handle an error from 'hostname -f'

 #81898 - vzrestore doesn't derefence symlinks

 #68686 - it is possible to set UBC limits if the SLMMODE parameter in
  the VE configuration file is set to 'slm'

 #77658 - DEVICES sets up only the first device permsissions

 #78968 - deb2vzdeb is unable to parse Debian packages with version 2.0

5. Obtaining:

 This update can be downloaded via ftp from downloads.swsoft.com.
 If you do not have an ftp account, please contact pavel@swsoft.com.

 You can also download and install this tools update using the
 vzup2date utility included in the Virtuozzo 3.0.0 distribution.

6. Installation:

 First, use the "rpm -Fhv" command to install the new Virtuozzo tools
 packages.

 # rpm -Fhv virtuozzo-release-3.0.0-144.swsoft.noarch.rpm \
 vzbackup-3.0.0-16.swsoft.i386.rpm \
 vzctl-3.0.1-36.swsoft.i386.rpm \
 deb2vzdeb-3.0.0-4.swsoft.i386.rpm

 The update does not require Virtuozzo restart or system reboot.

7. RPMs required:

The following RPM packages are included in the tools update:

 virtuozzo-release-3.0.0-144.swsoft.noarch.rpm
 vzbackup-3.0.0-16.swsoft.i386.rpm
 vzctl-3.0.1-36.swsoft.i386.rpm
 deb2vzdeb-3.0.0-4.swsoft.i386.rpm

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