[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:
https://pbs.proxmox.com/wiki/index.php/Roadmap

> 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 :)

cheers,
Thomas





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