Backup virtual machines to external hard

Maher Khalil

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I need to reformat my server compltely due to security reasons.I want to take backup of VMs to external hard then restorer them after reinstall proxmox. how can I achieve that
 

Dunuin

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You always should keep backups of your VMs/LXCs...

Easiest way would be to format your external disk as ext4, mount it, add that mountpoint as a storage to PVE with storage type "Directory" and content type "vzdump". Then you can use the buildin backup feature of PVE with your external HDD as the backup target.
 

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