Installing Proxmox Backup Server on FreeNAS 11.3 as bhyve VM

Vedat Kamer

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Dear Proxmox Team,

Thank you so much for PBS. It's a game changer product for PVE.

I'm trying to install Proxmox Backup Server on FreeNAS 11.3U3-2 as bhyve VM since it's recommended to separate installation of PBS from PVE.
Installing PBS on FreeNAS can save from using a separate physical server for backups.

Installation fails on this screen:

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Do you have any idea how to continue or debug it?

Thank you so much.
 
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wolfgang

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Hi,

it looks like your environment does not support grafik or is not set up correctly.
I would recommend you to install Debian first and then use PBS repository to install it on Debian.
 
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mojsiuk

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Did you try this solution with instaling Debian first then PBS? I'm plan to di the same in our enviroment. Much thanks for PBS
 

varanek

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Did you try this solution with instaling Debian first then PBS? I'm plan to di the same in our enviroment. Much thanks for PBS
Another option is to install as a VM on Proxmox with a VM disk on zfs and use pve-zsync to copy this disk to freenas. Then use it as a disk in the wizard. Surprisingly, it works without further modifications (you just have to set the IP address or MAC address in the settings again)
 
Another option is to install as a VM on Proxmox with a VM disk on zfs and use pve-zsync to copy this disk to freenas. Then use it as a disk in the wizard. Surprisingly, it works without further modifications (you just have to set the IP address or MAC address in the settings again)
This seemed easy so I gave it a shot.

Since my zfs pool was already setup as storage on the Proxmox side I created the PBS VM using a 'raw' image and UEFI bios and put the disk on the zfs pool. Once I had PBS installed I went to the TrueNAS server and I used `dd` to copy the .raw image into a zvol. I created a VM with the zvol as the disk and it booted perfectly... except the NIC doesn't have an IP:
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How do I "fix" the NIC (which presumably means deleting the old one and making use of the one attached by TrueNAS?)
 
This did the trick:
  • ip a to get the new interface name (in my case, enp0s4 (see above)
  • nano /etc/network/interfaces, change old device name to new one (in two places). My resulting file is:
Code:
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto enp0s4
iface enp0s4 inet static
        address 192.168.0.19/24
        gateway 192.168.0.1
 

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