Hi fellows, I started using qubes a while ago and I have a question concerning backups. What I want is a complete backup to a dedicated external USB HDD. I understand to achieve this all the VMs must be shut down. Therefore when I plugged in the HDD I mounted it in dom0 under /mnt.
Questions: 1. When I ran Qubes VM Manager -> Backup VMs, I received an error message stating no place on device and a zero byte backup file. Permissions are OK, there's more than enough space on the HDD. Any reasons why the backup did not succeed? 2. I tried running qvm-backup from the command line, which ran fine, no permission problems on the same HDD. However, the template VMs are not included by default and I saw no command-line option to automatically achieve this. Am I missing something here? 3. I know I can manually list all the VMs on the command line to be backed up, but I find that a bit awkward, so I tried this: qvm-ls --raw-list | xargs qvm-backup /mnt/test/ but this threw a Python exception... For now I resorted to typing all the VMs by hand ... not elegant. Any help is appreciated. Best, Gabe Sent with [ProtonMail](https://protonmail.com) Secure Email. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/zCWKQXq5-iWoiqonoLuMnWRCPGbQlTqt7ynO8NCwUR_yrxmvRnC9l5fZUSX_zQsl9tUkxFJgZcJpnCOmLpecKQHH0Lhh5mpGda4bKHFwJmA%3D%40protonmail.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.