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
# 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
--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.