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Proxmox Backup Server 2.0 Available

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Just a week ago, Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH from Vienna with Proxmox Virtual Environment (VE) 7.0 updated their open source virtualization platform for the operation of virtual machines . The Proxmox Backup Server 2.0 followed , which is an update of Backup Server 1.1 . The new version is based on Debian 11 »Bullseye«, but relies on the current Linux Kernel 5.11 and includes OpenZFS 2.0. The software is written in Rust to ensure high performance and low resource utilization.

Backup to LTO drives

With Backup Server 2.0, Proxmox Tape Backup advanced from a technology preview to a fully supported stable function that enables content to be copied to magnetic tape storage for long-term storage. Backup Server 2.0 supports LTO drives of generation 5 or higher, including hardware encryption and new user-space tape drivers written in Rust.

Certificate management and SSO

Certificate management with Let’s Encrypt / ACME via back and front end is available with stand-alone and DNS plugins. This enables administrators to easily create valid and trustworthy certificates for their domains with the Let’s Encrypt certification authority. Single Sign-On (SSO) is now supported via the OpenID Connect protocol.

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Manage APT repositories

The APT repositories can now be managed graphically. The new panel Repositories shows a list of all configured repositories and their respective status, including potential misconfigurations, and enables users to activate or deactivate the desired repositories as required. The single file restore function for VMs that use ZFS or LVM internally has been enhanced and now supports the restoration of files from LVM volumes and ZFS zpools that are contained in a VM archive. The application can be controlled via the web interface.

Proxmox Backup Server is published under the GNU AGPLv3 free software license. An ISO file is available on the project page for download . The release notes provide further details of the release.

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