[SOLVED] Setting up a backup drive on boot disk


Sep 7, 2021
I have a 2tb ssd with Proxmox backup server installed on it in a separate server to backup my Proxmox server. How do I create a backup drive to make sure that I can easily use 1.5tb of that drive to use as backups on the same disk?
if you are using ZFS, create a new file system with zfs create and set the quota property accordingly. If you are not using ZFS and the whole disk is already used by a single file system (default, if you don't opt to keep free space on the disk during installation), I think you need to set up the quota for the backup user that exists by default (but I haven't tested this!). In all cases, just add a datastore with a path on the root file system (for ZFS with the path pointing to your newly created file system).


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