How connect my PVE to PBS (in differents places)

esilva

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Hello guys, i need to connect a PBS to a PVE, because i want to make the Backup. The servers are in different locations. What is the best way to do this? Through VPNs? Do I need to open ports on my router? I'm a beginner in networks and servers. I have a lot of doubts
 
Hey,
VPN's and port forwarding are both valid options.
Opening a port usually only benefits you, if you have a static IP or a dyn dns setup for the backup location.
Without that, I would go with a vpn.
There are a myriad of possibilities and if you ask 4 people, you will get 5 opinions.
If you want something easy to set up, you could take a look at Tailscale, they even have instructions on how to use them with proxmox [0].
Most of the selfhosted vpn's still need a lighthouse or something similar to be publicly accessible, which would mean that you have to rent
a vps. But if you want to go that route, I had very good experiences with nebula [1]

[0] https://tailscale.com/kb/1133/proxmox/#enable-https-access-to-the-proxmox-web-ui
[1] https://github.com/slackhq/nebula
 
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Hey,
VPN's and port forwarding are both valid options.
Opening a port usually only benefits you, if you have a static IP or a dyn dns setup for the backup location.
Without that, I would go with a vpn.
There are a myriad of possibilities and if you ask 4 people, you will get 5 opinions.
If you want something easy to set up, you could take a look at Tailscale, they even have instructions on how to use them with proxmox [0].
Most of the selfhosted vpn's still need a lighthouse or something similar to be publicly accessible, which would mean that you have to rent
a vps. But if you want to go that route, I had very good experiences with nebula [1]

[0] https://tailscale.com/kb/1133/proxmox/#enable-https-access-to-the-proxmox-web-ui
[1] https://github.com/slackhq/nebula

Thanks! I will take a look.

I forgot to mention, where the PVE is there is a pfSense configured with OpenVPN. There is an option to export a client using an external address (ex: mycompany.ddns.net)
If I export the .ovpn file can I connect them?
 

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