Proxmox Backup Server 1.1 Available With Tape Backup And TFA

Proxmox Server Solutions has announced the release of Proxmox Backup Server 1.1. The new version is based on Debian 10.9.

Proxmox Backup Server is free and open-source, enterprise backup solution, for backing up and restoring virtual machines, containers, and physical hosts. It comes with key features like incremental backups, deduplication, Zstandard compression, and authenticated encryption.

Proxmox Backup Server is a bare-metal solution based on Debian. It is easy to manage, offering both command line and web-based user interfaces, and is licensed under the GNU AGPL, v3.

What’s new in Proxmox Backup Server 1.1

The new version is based on Debian 10.9, but using a newer, long-term supported Linux kernel (5.4.106), and including ZFS 2.0. The whole software stack is written in Rust – a modern, fast, and memory-efficient language.

The new Proxmox Tape Backup System, provides an easy way to copy datastore content to tapes. Proxmox Backup Server supports all Linear Tape-Open generation drives, thus, it includes hardware encryption.

Users can now set up Two-Factor Authentication (TFA) which adds another layer of security to the authentication process, making it harder for cybercriminals to access the network and take over accounts. The two-factor authentication can be activated or configured via the GUI, by the users themselves or by a system administrator.

Downloading a directory from a file-level backup will now produce a compressed ZIP archive, reducing bandwidth and local space required.

Download and installation

The installation medium is a complete operation system. It including everything you need to install and run Proxmox Backup Server in only a few minutes. It can be installed bare-metal on dedicated hardware or in a virtual machine on all leading virtualization platforms. You can also install it on top of an existing Debian installation.

Proxmox Backup Server is available as an ISO, which contains an installation wizard that automatically installs and configures all the necessary components on the host. The ISO contains the complete feature-set and can be downloaded from the project’s website.

Bobby Borisov

Bobby Borisov

Bobby, an editor-in-chief at Linuxiac, is a Linux professional with over 20 years of experience. With a strong focus on Linux and open-source software, he has worked as a Senior Linux System Administrator, Software Developer, and DevOps Engineer for small and large multinational companies.

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