Article ID: 120854, created on Apr 2, 2014, last review on Jun 10, 2015

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo containers for Windows
  • Virtual Automation


A backup of a PVC for Windows container, placed remotely to a Linux backup server, cannot be browsed in PVA or with vzarestore --browse command. The following error is shown:

Operation failed: Can't perform "list" operation: "backup://6c28fb3a-56b9-4a1e-a20b-1777aba8adeb/20140330225510///C\:", Cannot read directory

If a backup is created to a Windows host as a backup server, it is possible to list its content in PVA. With CLI, it is required to replace '\' (backslash) with '/' (slash) in the directory path:

C:\>vzarestore --browse 2f926e1d-29be-43dc-ae8d-f073adf76652/20140402012409 --dir "C:/Program Files/"
Listing content of backup: 2f926e1d-29be-43dc-ae8d-f073adf76652/20140402012409 for directory: 'C:/Program Files/'
drwxrwxrwx 1633771873           0 Mon Jul 13 20:20:08 2009 /C:/Program Files//Common Files
-rwxrwxrwx 15           0 Mon Jul 13 21:57:55 2009 /C:/Program Files//desktop.ini
drwxrwxrwx 1345268022           0 Sat Nov 20 19:33:05 2010 /C:/Program Files//Internet Explorer
drwxrwxrwx 1633771873           0 Mon Jul 13 22:06:59 2009 /C:/Program Files//Uninstall Information
drwxrwxrwx 1414362953           0 Sat Nov 20 19:33:05 2010 /C:/Program Files//Windows Mail
drwxrwxrwx 909582436           0 Mon Jul 13 22:37:10 2009 /C:/Program Files//Windows NT


The issue is recognized as a PVA product bug with internal ID PVA-34465.


The behavior is going to be corrected in future PVA updates.

As a workaround, use Windows servers as backup target nodes.

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