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.