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

Pongrácz István pongracz.istvan at gmail.com
Tue Feb 18 19:02:13 CET 2014


 

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>Its easy to do incremental and encrypted backups to a ftp/ssh/scp backup space.
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>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.
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>Hi,
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>As I wrote earlier, I use zfsonlinux for easy, flexible, low resource hungry solution 
>to send backups to offsite and keep several backups in place if something goes wrong 
>(messed upgrade of a VM, etc.).
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>With the stock PVE configuration with local disks I had a nightmare every night: backup 
>one copy of every VMs/CTs, took 8-9 hours and take a lot of space.
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>Now I use zfs-auto-snapshot -> it takes no time to create as many/frequently "backups" 
>in place, without wasting spaces and time and I can use daily zfs send/receive to achieve a 
>remote backups.
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>Again, this solution does not need any resources (high cpu / disk io / disk space / lvm 
>snapshot / time / rsync / whatever) thanks to the zfs features.
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>I did not try but as far as I know, ceph also has live snapshot/self healing 
>capabilities, so, one who use ceph should do the same, probably easily.
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>Afaik GlusterFS is not really good for the same purpose itself, but using it on top of a 
>ZFS storage and using only mirrors should work well for off site backup.
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>Cheers,
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>IStván
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