[PVE-User] Proxmox Backup Server (beta)

Thomas Lamprecht t.lamprecht at proxmox.com
Thu Jul 16 19:04:40 CEST 2020

On 16.07.20 16:36, Mark Schouten wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 12:17:27PM +0200, Wolfgang Bumiller wrote:
>> b) block-based backups
>>   - VMs on PVE
>>   This stores whole disks, and we include a way to "attach" a disk from
>>   a backup to a VM (may even be hotplugged). Just imagine this like
>>   using a .raw disk image from any other remote storage such as NFS. If
>>   your guest operating system can read it, you can do whatever from
>>   inside the guest.
> When you say 'we include a way', you mean you are going to include it?
> This isn't yet available, right?

Sure is ;-) Disclaimer: not to deeply tested yet though.

Short procedure example to use it could look somewhat like:

# modprobe nbd

# export PBS_PASSWORD='12345supersecure!!!'
# export PBS_FINGERPRINT=00:b4:b5:50...
(above could be also passed directly as option, but well)

# proxmox-backup-client list --repository root at pam@

# qemu-nbd --connect=/dev/nbd0 -f raw -r pbs:repository=root at pam@,snapshot=vm/108/2020-07-14T09:03:47Z,archive=drive-scsi0.img.fidx

# lsblk /dev/nbd0

# mkdir /mnt/test
# mount /dev/nbd0 /mnt/test

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