Proxmox releases new open-source backup solution

Proxmox releases new open-source backup solution

Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH has announced the first stable release of its new, open-source server backup solution. 

Proxmox Backup Server 1.0 is an enterprise backup software solution to backup and restore virtual machines, containers, and physical hosts. It supports incremental, fully deduplicated backups, compression and authenticated encryption. The software stack is written in Rust, a memory-efficient language. Proxmox Backup Server is based on Debian Buster 10.6, but using the latest long-term support Linux kernel (5.4), and including ZFS 0.8.4. 

Designed as a client-server system, Proxmox Backup Server allows for storing data on-premise and remotely. This separation allows multiple, unrelated hosts to use the backup server, and, while the server stores the backup data and provides an API to create and manage datastores, the client tool allows the user to create and manage backups from all of the hosts.

Proxmox Backup Server 1.0 is available for download from the company’s website. The downloadable ISO image can be installed on bare-metal. For a production setup, dedicated hardware is recommended.  

The backup server comes stocked with all the essential management tools, as well as an easy-to-use, web-based interface. This allows for simple, out-of-the-box management of the server, either through the command line or a standard web browser.

Proxmox Backup Server is free and open-source software, published under the GNU Affero General Public License, v3. Enterprise support is available from the Proxmox team on an subscription-based model. A subscription provides access to the stable enterprise repository package and to several technical support levels, starting at EUR 449.

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