Best Approach for ZFS Setup with PVE + Samba


New Member
Jun 20, 2023
Hi all,

I'm a bit of of a novice, and unfortunately I haven't found specific guides on how to accomplish what I'm after - which is likely a lack of knowledge on my end.

Goal: Backup 2 Win10 devices onto a mirrored storage pool setup on PVE, using Samba.

I setup my pool (Inferno_Pool) - but I'm not clear if I should be setting up a Samba container that points to Inferno_Pool?
You can set up a VM/CT with a volume on the Inferno_Pool storage. It might make sense to split the root partition (where you install the OS) and the data partition (which you share via SMB) - but you don't have to.

Then just set up the SMB share, so it points to the disk you created on the 'Inferno Pool'.

Also, just in case: It is advisable to also have an off-site backup as well. A mirrored pool in itself is a good start, but you always want off-site backups as well.


The Proxmox community has been around for many years and offers help and support for Proxmox VE, Proxmox Backup Server, and Proxmox Mail Gateway.
We think our community is one of the best thanks to people like you!

Get your subscription!

The Proxmox team works very hard to make sure you are running the best software and getting stable updates and security enhancements, as well as quick enterprise support. Tens of thousands of happy customers have a Proxmox subscription. Get yours easily in our online shop.

Buy now!