Proxmox VE Integration

Proxmox Backup Server can be integrated into a Proxmox VE standalone or cluster setup, by adding it as a storage in Proxmox VE.

See also the Proxmox VE Storage - Proxmox Backup Server section of the Proxmox VE Administration Guide for Proxmox VE specific documentation.

Using the Proxmox VE Web-Interface

Proxmox VE has native API and web interface integration of Proxmox Backup Server as of Proxmox VE 6.3.

A Proxmox Backup Server can be added under Datacenter -> Storage.

Using the Proxmox VE Command Line

You need to define a new storage with type 'pbs' on your Proxmox VE node. The following example uses store2 as the storage's name, and assumes the server address is localhost and you want to connect as user1@pbs.

# pvesm add pbs store2 --server localhost --datastore store2
# pvesm set store2 --username user1@pbs --password <secret>


If you would rather not enter your password as plain text, you can pass the --password parameter, without any arguments. This will cause the program to prompt you for a password upon entering the command.

If your backup server uses a self signed certificate, you need to add the certificate fingerprint to the configuration. You can get the fingerprint by running the following command on the backup server:

# proxmox-backup-manager cert info | grep Fingerprint
Fingerprint (sha256): 64:d3:ff:3a:50:38:53:5a:9b:f7:50:...:ab:fe

Please add that fingerprint to your configuration to establish a trust relationship:

# pvesm set store2 --fingerprint  64:d3:ff:3a:50:38:53:5a:9b:f7:50:...:ab:fe

After that, you should be able to view storage status with:

# pvesm status --storage store2
Name             Type     Status           Total            Used       Available        %
store2            pbs     active      3905109820      1336687816      2568422004   34.23%

Having added the Proxmox Backup Server datastore to Proxmox VE, you can backup VMs and containers in the same way you would for any other storage device within the environment (see Proxmox VE Admin Guide: Backup and Restore.