[PVE-User] Off-site backup for VMs and Containers

Bruce B bruceb444 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 18 17:14:36 CET 2014


Thanks for the feedback admin-at-extremeshok!

I am new to this and I appreciate some details. What I understand is that
PVE will create backups of VMs and Containers on regular basis then a shell
script is needed to compress and encrypt the file for upload. If a file is
encrypted and compressed can a I still do incremental backup?

My next question is regarding PVE backup process, and I am wondering if I
can backup Windows VMs without suspending them. I mean the full OS.

Thanks.


On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 10:23 AM, admin-at-extremeshok-dot-com <
admin at extremeshok.com> wrote:

>  Its easy to do incremental and encrypted backups to a ftp/ssh/scp backup
> space.
>
> Use PVE to make a backup an uncompressed backup,
> Create an encrypted gz/lzma backup, delete the uncompressed backup
> incremental backup that file to ftp/ssh/scp.
>
>
> On 2/18/2014 5:17 PM, Bruce B wrote:
>
> Thanks for the feedback everyone. From the feedback I gather that
> incremental backup is no possible with VMs and Containers and hence the
> cost to backup daily would be really high for off-site. Is that correct?
>
>  I would have been amazing if there was a backup feature to some major
> backup providers like Google with encryption.
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 7:04 AM, Gerald Brandt <gbr at majentis.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> On 2014-02-18, 12:30 AM, Lindsay Mathieson wrote:
>>
>>> On 18 February 2014 09:36, Bruce B <bruceb444 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi everyone,
>>>>
>>>> I am looking for a quick and reliable off-site backup service provider
>>>> and
>>>> solution that can backup my Proxmox data based on below conditions:
>>>>
>>>> - Be mindful of bandwidth usage and backup only the changed files /
>>>> data and
>>>> not all data every-time
>>>>
>>> I believe that the backup format (vzdump) is not friendly to incremental
>>> backups
>>>
>>>  That might be the fault of gzip. gzip on Ubuntu at least has the
>> --rsyncable option, which helps alot.
>>
>> Gerald
>>
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