[PVE-User] Backup

Marcus proxmox-user at mattern.org
Tue Nov 15 23:12:34 CET 2016


Hi,

it is also possible to take LVM Snapshots on the host. Than mount the
snapshot and take backups with rsync (rsnapshot e. g.) or whatever you
prefer. You don't need pct mount or any software inside the container.


Am 14.11.2016 um 10:26 schrieb Daniel:
>> Am 14.11.2016 um 09:53 schrieb Fabian Gr├╝nbichler <f.gruenbichler at proxmox.com>:
>>
>> On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 09:43:40AM +0100, Daniel wrote:
>>>> but I would advise you to use vzdump to backup containers - you get a
>>>> (compressed) tar archive, the config is backed up as well and you get
>>>> consistency "for free" (or almost free ;)). normally, you want to
>>>> restore individual containers anyway.
>>> The problem is that there is no way to restore just simple files and its not incremental.
>>> So vzdump make no sense for me :(
>> extracting individual files is not a problem for container backups -
>> they're just compressed tar archives after all. incremental backups are
>> not supported though, that is correct.
> Its not a big deal to use backuppc for example on each Container but it was easier before we used LVM-Thin ;)
> So it will blow up our network. Our Mail-Server for example is backuped up hours which is not so easy handled bei vzdump ;) 
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