[PVE-User] Questions about backup strategy

Sten Aus sten.aus at eenet.ee
Sun May 3 10:47:53 CEST 2015


Hi

No point changing rsync to pve backup in my oppinion if you are backing up data only. Only if you are using Windows or you want to backup VM conf. Then i would suggest ticking "no backup" flag on hdd and you're good. Or you could back up whole etc/pve directory.

Good thing is though you can restore directly to new VM and you can do it in quite few steps.

> On 03.05.2015, at 11:36, Julien Groselle <julien.groselle at gmail.com> 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 :-)
> 
> Regards,
> 
> 2015-05-02 11:34 GMT+02:00 Dietmar Maurer <dietmar at proxmox.com>:
>> 
>> > it is better that all virtual machines shut down and then start vzdump
>> > or is irrelevant to the speed of the backup?
>> 
>> I guess there is not much difference. But backup can slow down if there are
>> many writes inside the VM.
>> 
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