How to correctly backup VMs and LXCs both to internal and external USB drive


May 29, 2020
I watched this video:

it is simple and straightforward. Anyway, I'd like to know if I can backup on the internal storage first (as I do now), and make a copy of the same backup on an external disk. Do I need to add another backup job in proxmox with the same schedule and mode setup? Or is there a "simpler way" to do it?
Of course, the backup of VMs and LXCs must be the same as those to the internal HDDs for consistency.
Is there a correct way to do it? What do you suggest? Thanks


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