Live CD with Proxmox Backup Client


Mar 12, 2014
I want to use Proxmox Backup Client to backup my home computer's disk. Where can I find a Live CD with Proxmox Backup Client preinstalled? What is the best practice for this case? It is difficult for me to create my own Live CD.
Do you really need a Live CD? I just installed a Debian 11 to a USB stick and added the proxmox-backup-client package. Then I made a script that runs the correct commands to backup my disks to the PBS. So when I want to backup my host, I just boot into that Debian stick and run that script.
I see your point @Dunuin but I agree with @k11a approach that having a live cd with PBC would be the straightest forward way. Ill try something and if it works let you know
Ok, I end up doing the following:
- Boot with ubuntu 22 live cd with Try out option
- Once desktop available, open a terminal and execute the following commands as "root" so first "sudo -s"

echo 'deb [arch=amd64] bullseye main' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pbs-client.list
wget -O /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/proxmox-release-bullseye.gpg
apt-get update
dpkg -i libssl1.1_1.1.0g-2ubuntu4_amd64.deb
dpkg -i libqrencode4_4.0.2-1_amd64.deb
dpkg -i qrencode_4.0.2-1_amd64.deb
apt-get install proxmox-backup-client

It takes less than a minute to resolve dependencies and install, TEMPORARY until next reboot, the PBC.
Hope this helps you :)

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