[PVE-User] Proxmox Backup Server (beta)

Thomas Lamprecht t.lamprecht at proxmox.com
Sat Jul 11 13:38:02 CEST 2020

On 11.07.20 13:03, mj wrote:
> On 7/10/20 5:41 PM, Dietmar Maurer wrote:
>> Also, we already have plans to add tape support, so we may support USB drives
>> as backup media when we implement that. But that is work for the futures ...
> Tape support would be truly fantastic! We are still using storix for our tape backups, and have been looking for an alternative for a couple of years now.
> Being able to use Proxmox Backup Server as storix replacement would be great.
> We have one bare-metal linux server that we are also backing up to tape using storix. I guess when adopting Proxmox Backup Server, we would need to find a new solution for that bare-metal server?
> (as in: Proxmox Backup Server is *only* capable to backup VM's, right..?)

Nope, can do everything[0][1][2]! You can do file-based backups also. The client
is a statically linked binary and runs on every relatively current Linux with
an amd64 based CPU, so it doesn't even has to be a Debian server.


[0]: besides file-based backup filesystems not accessible in Linux, yet ;)
[1]: https://pbs.proxmox.com/docs/administration-guide.html#creating-backups
[2]: https://pbs.proxmox.com/docs/introduction.html#main-features

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