backup is not taking in proxmox


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Jul 27, 2020

root@proxmox1:~# pvesm add pbs < storage name > --server < backup server ip > --datastore < datastore > --username root@pam --fingerprint 1d:..43:ee --password < backup server password >

I add the pbs in proxmox cluster, It's has added properly I didn't face any error,
But while I am taking the backup then I getting this error,

INFO: starting new backup job: vzdump 105 --mode snapshot --remove 0 --node proxmox3 --storage backupserver --compress zstd
ERROR: Backup of VM 105 failed - executable not found '/usr/bin/proxmox-backup-client'! Proxmox backup client not installed?
INFO: Failed at 2020-09-22 20:42:00
INFO: Backup job finished with errors
TASK ERROR: job errors

root@proxmox1:~# pvesm status --storage backupserver
executable not found '/usr/bin/proxmox-backup-client'! Proxmox backup client not installed?
Name Type Status Total Used Available %
backupserver pbs inactive 0 0 0 0.00%
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It seems that you have not installed proxmox-backup-client on pve.. Try running 'apt update && apt install proxmox-backup-client.
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Perhaps do you have an old version of PVE?
Have you tried to
apt update
apt full-upgrade


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