[PVE-User] Questions about backup strategy

Gerald Brandt gbr at majentis.com
Sun May 3 15:22:27 CEST 2015

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.


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