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BDRSuite Introduces Agentless Backup and Recovery for Proxmox VE

In the dynamic landscape of virtualization, Proxmox has emerged as a leading virtualization platform, empowering businesses with versatile solutions for their infrastructure needs. As Proxmox solidifies its position as a preferred choice for virtualization, the importance of a robust backup strategy becomes important to safeguard critical VMs and ensure uninterrupted business operations.

In this blog, we'll delve into the recently launched Proxmox backup solution offered by BDRSuite. We'll also explore the features and functionalities of BDRSuite's Proxmox backup and recovery.

About BDRSuite - #1 Cost-Effective Backup Software

BDRSuite by Vembu, stands out as the leading cost-effective and comprehensive backup and disaster recovery solution designed to protect data across diverse environments, covering Virtual Machines (VMware, Hyper-V, KVM, oVirt, Proxmox), Servers (Windows, Linux, FileShare/NAS), Endpoints (Windows, Linux, Mac), Cloud (AWS, Azure), SaaS applications (Microsoft 365, Google Workspace), and Applications & Databases (Microsoft Exchange Server, SharePoint, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle). BDRSuite extends its capabilities with BDRCloud, a cloud-based centralized management console. BDRSuite provides onsite, cloud, remote, and hybrid backup solutions, making it an ideal choice for Service Providers and Businesses.

Key Features of Proxmox Backup

Agentless Backup: BDRSuite offers industry's first agentless backup for Proxmox Virtual Environment, eliminating the need to install agents on individual VMs. This simplifies backup, reducing complexity and resource utilization.

Flexible Scheduling: Flexible scheduling options in BDRSuite empower organizations to customize their backup to meet the business requirements. BDRSuite ensures flexible scheduling, making sure that critical data is backed up, seamlessly integrating with daily business operations.

Efficient Data Recovery: In the event of data loss or system failures, BDRSuite ensures swift and efficient data recovery. BDRSuite offers instant VM recovery to restore entire VM in less than 15 mins and also granular recovery options, allowing users to restore individual files, folders, or entire VMs with minimal downtime.

Centralized Management: BDRSuite simplifies the backup management by providing a centralized web console to easily monitor and manage backups from a single, intuitive interface.

Cost-Effective Solution: BDRSuite's commitment to cost-effectiveness makes it an attractive choice for businesses of all sizes and types and MSPs.

How to Backup Proxmax Virtual Machines

Let's walk through the steps to backup your Proxmox virtual machines with BDRSuite.

Step 1 - Download & Install BDRSuite:

Begin by downloading and installing BDRSuite effortlessly in your environment. Login to the BDRSuite Backup Server console.

Step 2 - Add Proxmox as Data Source:

Integrate your Proxmox seamlessly into BDRSuite, ensuring access to the target virtual machines.

Step 3 - Configure Backup Storage:

Choose your preferred storage to store backups -NAS, SAN, S3, Azure Blob, Google Cloud, or S3 Compatible storage like Wasabi, MinIO, and Backblaze.

Step 4 - Configure Backup Job:

  • VM Selection: Select specific VMs for backup
  • Automate Backups at Specific Intervals: You can configure backup frequency starting from every 15 mins or hourly/daily/weekly/monthly
  • Customize retention and encryption settings: Set how long you want to retain data and enable encryption if you want to use a customized encryption key
  • Save & Run the Backup Job: Save configurations and let BDRSuite initiate automated backups as scheduled, freeing you from manual intervention.

How to Restore Proxmox Virtual Machines from Backup

BDRSuite offers versatile restoration options for Proxmox based VMs, allowing you to choose between complete VM, file-level recovery, or volume level recovery based on your specific needs.

Let's walk through the steps to restore Proxmox virtual machines and its data from backup.

  • Login to the BDRSuite Backup Server Console. Navigate to Recovery -> Restore Backup Data. You will be viewing a list of backups configured in the BDRSuite Backup Server.
  • Click the 'Restore' button alongside the job from which you want to restore the backup data.
  • Recovery Configuration:
    • Select VM & Choose the restore type
    • Choose the timestamp to restore
    • Provide any restore details required like choosing target host for VM level Recovery or entering download location for disk/file level recovery
  • Finally, initiate restore and the selected VM/data will be restored.

Watch BDRSuite's Proxmox Backup and Recovery Demo


In conclusion, BDRSuite's agentless backup and recovery solution for Proxmox VE provides businesses with a reliable and cost-effective means of safeguarding their critical virtual environments. BDRSuite stands out to be a prime choice for the organization to protect their Proxmox VMs and ensure business continuity in the face of potential data loss or system failures.

Get Started Today!

Download BDRSuite's Proxmox Backup today and protect Proxmox virtual machines in your environment.

Published Wednesday, May 22, 2024 7:30 AM by David Marshall
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