Proxmox how to encrypt VM backup

kinetica

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Dear Members,
I kindly ask if there is an easy way to encrypt Vm's backups made by Proxmox. From what I read on the forum I have to manually configure the vmdump command through a script. Since I am a user with a basic level of knoledge I would need someone to kindly guide me in such configuration.
thank you very much
David
 

oguz

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hi,

if you use proxmox backup server [0], then you can just enable the encryption checkbox and all your backups will be encrypted.

I have to manually configure the vmdump command through a script.
or you can do this as well.

edit the /etc/vzdump.conf file and uncomment the line that says script, and then type the path of your script (f.e., /root/my_script.sh and it will be run at backup time.

[0]: https://pbs.proxmox.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
 

Fred Saunier

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hi,

if you use proxmox backup server [0], then you can just enable the encryption checkbox and all your backups will be encrypted.

Hi,

Can this checkbox be activated at any time? Or will this corrupt previously existing non-encrypted backups on the storage?

Thanks
 

oguz

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Can this checkbox be activated at any time? Or will this corrupt previously existing non-encrypted backups on the storage?
checkbox can be activated anytime. you won't lose your previous backups..

however if you decide to deactivate it later, backups created with that key cannot be restored
 

MarcinKuk

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Jan 30, 2018
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hi,

if you use proxmox backup server [0], then you can just enable the encryption checkbox and all your backups will be encrypted.

Where is the encryption checkbox?
I am using Proxmox 6 and Proxmox Backup 1.1 and can't find it anywhere.
 

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