[PVE-User] Proxmox Backup Server (beta)

Thomas Lamprecht t.lamprecht at proxmox.com
Fri Jul 10 16:23:51 CEST 2020

On 10.07.20 16:01, Simone Piccardi wrote:
> Il 10/07/20 12:56, Martin Maurer ha scritto:
>> We are proud to announce the first beta release of our new Proxmox Backup Server.
> Thanks for the effort, that's very interesting.
> Two question:
> 1. Having two indipendend Proxmox server can install it on both, to do a cross backup?

You can add remotes to Proxmox Backup servers which can be synced efficiently
and also automatically with a set schedule.

And, you can also use it as target for multiple seprate Proxmox VE clusters,
albeit some optimizations are still planned here:

> 2. There is a stress on ZFS support on the kernel and in the documentation there is a chapter on managing it, it's not clear to me if this is needed just for better performance or I can use it also just using an installation having just LVM

Effectively you can use whatever is supported on the system where Proxmox
Backup Server is installed, it needs to be a filesystem.

The web-interface of PBS supports creating an ext4 or XFS backed datastore
besides ZFS also.

We recommend ZFS mainly because it has built-in support to get some redundancy
easily and can work with really huge datasets (hundreds of TB), so this makes it
ideal for a future proof Backup Server where hundreds to thousand of hosts
backup too.

If you're rather happy with another filesystem as backing datastore you can
naturally use it :)


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