In this episode i am going to show you how to set up a backup store in proxmox VE . It’s never said enough, always make backups. The goal of making backups of yous containers and virtual machines is to be able to quickly restore them in the event of misconfiguration impacting the stability of your server. I recommend making a backup as soon as your container or virtual machines is in a running state you consider idle.

This tutorial is going to cover the following subjects without being limited to :

  1. My server setup
    1. Provider
    2. Hardware specs
    3. The installed operating system
    4. My disk partitioning
    5. Setting up local and backup store for vms and container backups
    6. Setting up a private network for the containers and virtual machines
    7. Setting up port forwarding to be able to connect directly through ssh to the containers and virtual machines
    8. Installation of fish
    9. lxc containners
    10. Proxmox bindmounts explained
    11. Installing a dhcp server
    12. Securing the different sites with lets encrypt
    13. Installing Gitea
    14. Installing emby
    15. Installing nextcloud
    16. Installing a torrent server linked to emby and remote controlled by web or by smartphone
    17. Setting up a personnal blog with hugo with support of disqus comments
    18. Installing OSx Catalina
    19. Todo : install Taiga
    20. Todo : setting up a small dns server
    21. Todo setting up a secured mail server

Doing this in proxmox VE is pretty simple and straight forward and detailed in the instructions below.


  1. Click on Dtatacenter in the proxmox main menu :

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  1. Click on storage :

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  1. Click on add :

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  1. If you followed the advised partition scheme of Episode 1 : Setup fill in the information like showed :

    sda      8:0    0    1.8T  0 disk 
    ├─sda1   8:1    0 1004.5K  0 part 
    ├─sda2   8:2    0    100G  0 part /
    ├─sda3   8:3    0      8G  0 part [SWAP]
    ├─sda4   8:4    0     50G  0 part /var
    ├─sda5   8:5    0     50G  0 part /mnt/data
    ├─sda6   8:6    0    200G  0 part /mnt/backup
    ├─sda7   8:7    0    200G  0 part /var/lib/vz
    ├─sda8   8:8    0    1.2T  0 part /home
    └─sda9   8:9    0      1M  0 part 

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  1. Press add and your back up storage should be now available :

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