Graphical User Interface

Proxmox Backup Server offers an integrated, web-based interface to manage the server. This means that you can carry out all administration tasks through your web browser, and that you don’t have to worry about installing extra management tools. The web interface also provides a built-in console, so if you prefer the command line or need some extra control, you have this option.

The web interface can be accessed via https://youripaddress:8007. The default login is root, and the password is the one specified during the installation process.


  • Simple management interface for Proxmox Backup Server
  • Monitoring of tasks, logs and resource usage
  • Management of users, permissions, datastores, etc.
  • Secure HTML5 console
  • Support for multiple authentication sources
  • Support for multiple languages
  • Based on ExtJS 6.x JavaScript framework


PBS login window

When you connect to the web interface, you will first see the login window. Proxmox Backup Server supports various languages and authentication back ends (Realms), both of which can be selected here.


For convenience, you can save the username on the client side, by selecting the “Save User name” checkbox at the bottom of the window.

GUI Overview

PBS GUI Dashboard

The Proxmox Backup Server web interface consists of 3 main sections:

  • Header: At the top. This shows version information, and contains buttons to view documentation, monitor running tasks, set the language and logout.
  • Sidebar: On the left. This contains the configuration options for the server.
  • Configuration Panel: In the center. This contains the control interface for the configuration options in the Sidebar.