[PVE-User] Questions about backup strategy

Patrick Kaiser pk at argonius.de
Tue Jun 16 10:41:52 CEST 2015

On 03 May 2015, at 15:22, Gerald Brandt <gbr at majentis.com> wrote:

> On 2015-05-03 3:36 AM, Julien Groselle wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have never backuped any VM.
>> I consider every VM as a server, so I backup the data inside (rsync based backup) and not the envelop.
>> If someone can tell me what is the advantage to backup the VM, maybe I will change my mind :-)
> I backup the data in the VM (using BackupPC) daily.  I vzdump the VM's weekly for disaster recovery purposes.  The snapshots and friday backups go offsite.  If the building burns down, I can build a new Proxmox system, and restore from vzdump, losing, at most, a week of work.  No fiddling to rebuild servers and restore from backups, just a restore of the image.
> I verify the offsite on a semi-monthly basis.
> Gerald
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how do you verify these images?

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