Is anybody running Proxmox Backup Server? I am considering installing it on a test box. Is it worth installing and taking a look at? I have 3 Proxmox servers now and am happy with the how they backup and restore.
Proxmox Backup Server seems so elegant. I have been running it for a while now with no issues. It saves an enormous amount of space with dedup compared to my previous plain old vzdump solution. And I really like the ease with which you can verify the backups on a periodic basis to have peace of mind that the backups will actually restore if needed. It would be nice if STH could do a review on PBS.
I'm curious about this as well. Currently using 2 ESXi 6.7 hosts in a cluster with an HA ZFS pool on 2 CentOS8 hosts using NFS mount. Also have a veeam license (already paid for - sunk cost.) One thing that got me to dump proxmox several years ago, was the backup system was rudimentary. I can't count how many times I needed to recover a specific file or directory from a guest. Veeam spins up a linux appliance, and provides an explorer window on your windows desktop to surf the backup instance and recover whatever you need. It *looks* like that works with PBS, is that correct?
I haven't ever tried to restore a single file, but it certainly looks possible in the documentation. But it is via the command line instead of an explorer-type window. You would open a shell and navigate around or mount the backup as a FUSE device and access it as a read-only disk. That might make it scritptable, although not as intuitive/easy as a quick point-and-click to recover a file.
My bad. I didn't notice it at first, but if you select the "File Restore" button instead of the "Restore" button from the list of available backups on the PBS GUI, it gives a navigable file tree that you can download to your local machine (the one you are browsing with).