Proxmox features more than just a virtualization solution. In this episode, Jay and Tom talk about Proxmox Backup Server, which is a stand-alone backup utility that also integrates very well with Proxmox Virtual Environment. If you haven’t already seen Jay’s full guide on Proxmox Backup Server, check it out here.
Proxmox Backup Server is a custom Linux distro that you can run on your server to have it serve as a backup endpoint. It integrates quickly and easily with Proxmox Virtual Environment, making it a great solution to back up your virtual machines and containers. In addition to that, it can also be used to store non-VM backups too, so running Proxmox Virtual Environment is NOT a requirement. In this video, I’ll teach you everything you need in order to get started with Proxmox Backup Server.
Be sure to check out the Proxmox Full Course for Virtual Environment here if you haven’t already.
In the final episode of LearnLinuxTV’s Proxmox VE tutorial series, we explore the concept of high availability. This will ensure that our most important virtual machines are always running, even if one of the nodes in our cluster stops responding.
Setting up a Proxmox VE cluster enables you to benefit from multiple servers to share load between, and also gives you access to live migration. In this video, we’ll create our very own cluster and add two additional Proxmox VE servers.
Shared storage enables you to set up a single storage repository, and provide access to that repository from multiple servers. If you eventually set up a Proxmox cluster, then shared storage gives you even more flexibility. In this video, you’ll see the process of setting up NFS shares in a NAS (TrueNAS used as an example) and then adding those shares to Proxmox VE.