[PVE-User] Proxmox Backup Server (beta)

Daniel Bayerdorffer danielb at numberall.com
Wed Jul 15 23:36:56 CEST 2020

>> Is it possible to read files inside a vm backup, without restoring it first ?
>> (Don't have check vma format recently, but I think it was not possible because of out of orders blocks)
>There's support for block and file level backup, CTs are using a file level
>backup, you can then even browse the backup on the server (if it's not encrypted)
>As said, there's a block backend driver for it in QEMU, Stefan made it with
>Dietmar's libproxmox-backup-qemu0 library. So you should be able to get a backup
>as block device over NBD and mount it, I guess. (did not tried that yet fully

I'm still wrapping my head around some of the concepts here. So sorry for the simple questions.

The above is not quite clear. Can we do file by file restore from the backups and/or archives?
If so, will that work on a Windows VM backup? I.E. Can I restore a file in a Windows VM?


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