After backing up a VM what I do is to 'extract' the VMA file to a directory that is then backed up by restic. (This makes deduplication possible with restic). The original VMA is deleted at the end. All this is done automatically with scripts.
What I get in the directory is something like this...
Hi y'all , I'm pretty new with the proxmox V machine thing
and need to get certain files from the back up I did on an external Drive
I have the External Drive right now connected to my Linux client machine (I have windows as well).
is there a way to extract files from this backup I have ?
Hello, I wanted to get a raw disk image for an internship working on a server migration (with virt-manager on his computer).
I got the PVE backup and seen that documentation is not up to date around for extracting these backups.
Thus I post an update here. Maybe somebody would like to test it...
Hello gentlemen, we have such a problem. Proxmox VE 5-4-5 It turned out that when the size of the hard disk was changed by one of the VMs, they made a mistake or a glitch happened and it turned out they made 50TB for the 50GB place. Proxmox successfully made a backup of this virtual machine, but...
We want to extract the qcow2 images from a vma.lzo dump.
Therefor we have to create an empty xxx.fifo file to pipe the lzop -d -c data.
The bash command looks like:
lzop -d -c vzdump-qemu-101-2016_03_08-02_10_02.vma.lzo|vma extract -v -r xxx.fifo - /var/lib/vz/test5
CFG: size: 467...