Butt simple Proxmox NFS setup for backups

In this butt simple tutorial you have 1 Proxmox server and 1 backup server.

Install NFS  and make backup folders on your backup server. Do not call the datastore folder “backup”, that name under /var is still reserved.

 

Add those new folders to exports and the IP adresse of the Proxmox server. But remember there is no auth in this setup, it’s the butt simple “Is it that IP address? auth”. So I assume you have full control of your network and have static IP’s on every server.

Spool up NFS with the new exports

Open Proxmox Web Interface and go to Datacenter->Storage->Add->NFS

I do something like this

Then you simply just add backup schedules for daily backups and weekly backups.

I recommend 2 schedules for each server, 1 for daily and 1 for weekly. Proxmox still have a banan up their “hum hum” and have not made it simpler to schedule monthly backups.