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Friday, February 2, 2024

Backup Promox VM and Container Using Promox Backup Server

Yesterday I've talked about backup natively from Promox VE (this link). Let's look into Promox Backup Server. Promox Backup Server is a client-server solution that allows you to backup virtual machines and containers in Promox VE. 

To begin,

1. Download the installer from link

2. Deploy on Promox VE. Once perform the initial configuration, you can access using web browser url https://<ip>: 8007

From here, you can start backup to disk or to tape.

3. Before we begin, add Datastore disk

Summary datastore (backupdisk1)

Next, remember to add Storage from Promox VE.

4. Go to Datacenter > Storage > Add > Promox Backup Server

4. Define Backup retention policy

5. Create Backup Policy 

Go to Datacenter > Backup > Add > Add policy setting

a) Storage : PromoxBackup

b) Schedule: your schedule

c) Select VM & Container

d) Define Retention

e) Mode: Snapshot

Summary of backup policies

Select Policy and click Run Now