backup entire cluster


Sep 9, 2019
I am in a process to automate offline backup (will be based on weekly drive change connected via usb3 to one of the proxmox server)
my goal is to make offline backup to be stored on secure location offsite (most of our IP is stored in the same server room )

I have already set up already have proxmox backup server that backups all vms\lxc every night, the PBS is not a part of the cluster and it is a stand alone pc

i am planning to do the following and i would like to have your feedback
  • configure another PBS server to be located on a seperate server room.
  • weekly backup to portable storage device (probably a 10Tb hdd they are quite inexpensive lately to be rotated after two months )
    • backup latest vm\lxc for each server
    • backup critical nfs and shared storage ( can be be done via PBS?)
    • backup proxmox cluster configs ( i dont know how to do it) ( can be be done via PBS?)
    • backup active directory it is a dedicated computer outside of proxmox (need to figure out how to do it )


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