Proxmox hints

windows system failures with proxmox sata

Using Proxmox 3.1 and after a physical to virtual (P2V) migration with SATA harddisks a windows 2003 had more than one database corruption of the running Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.x system. Additional a fresh installed Windows 7 with SATA harddisks runs into the system start repair mode just after some Windows Updates.

I couldn't find a real solution just the workaround to switch from SATA to IDE in Proxmox with some performance penalty.

I found this german blogpost from Andreas Weber describing the same problem for proxmox 2.x.

disable the Proxmox subscription popup

I understand and support the idea of subscriptions of free software but sometimes you decide to not buy a subscription for every (test) server. Proxmox displays the message

"You do not have a valid subscription for this server. Please visit to get a list of available options"

after every weblogin. If you want to disable this nagware you need to apply the following patch:

--- /usr/share/pve-manager/ext4/pvemanagerlib.js.orig   2013-12-18 08:59:06.000000000 +0100
+++ /usr/share/pve-manager/ext4/pvemanagerlib.js        2013-12-18 08:59:35.000000000 +0100
@@ -451,7 +451,7 @@
            success: function(response, opts) {
                var data =;

-               if (data.status !== 'Active') {
+               if (false) {
                        title: gettext('No valid subscription'),
                        icon: Ext.Msg.WARNING,

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