How to set up a network storage as a storage for backups

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  1. Drax

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    I am looking for opinions on using another server simply as storage for running our daily backups to vs trying to attach a USB type drive. Please advise your thoughts. I assume I first have to get it to mount to the server as a drive then simply use it as a regular drive? This is for proxmox5.2. presently I only have one node.
     
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    No suggestions? how is everyone else handling backups?
     
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    this is what I did:

    mkdir /media/usb
    mount /dev/sdb1 /media/usb (where sdb1 can be different in your setup)

    Then add the directory to Proxmox and config as a vzdump directory.
     
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    But that is just backing them up on the same drive array on your server correct? Or did you use a different server for backup?
     
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    Sorry, missed that. Yes it is on the same server, but your backup will be on the USB drive.

    If you want to enable this on another server, maybe just create a share with credentials with Samba. So you mount that usb drive on that other server and then you share that directory with samba over the network.

    We backup to a Synology NAS via CIFS and that works very well, something to consider. And the Synology forwards it to the cloud.
     
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    Has anyone used an amazon cloud backup with Proxmox? Something running within PX vs manually shutting down a VM copying it to AWS S3. Can You pipe to an external backup?
     
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