Utilize existing storage servers with PBS

Sep 20, 2012
For a long time we've been using TrueNAS and Synology NASes as NFS storage for our PVE systems and just doing a a vzdump to them for backups.

We are interested in using PBS instead but I am curious if we can utilize our existing storage servers (TrueNAS/Synology) with PBS instead of building a dedicated system with directly connected drives?

If so would performance take a significant hit using PBS as the front end with an NFS mount to the existing NASes? Would it be better to use iscsi instead of NFS in this scenario?

Best regards,


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