1

I have a self build NAS (Debian) which is running about 5 VM's for different things (NAS, VPN, Time Machine, Media etc). The Host is a bare Debian install. VM's are managed using virsh in the command line or virt-manager within the GUI.

All data is stored within the VM and currently, I back the VM's nightly to a USB3 external hard disk.

I'd like a better way (possibly incremental) backup solution for my VM's but so far am struggling to find any real solution (software based) for Linux.

Is creating a simple snapshot of the VM really the only way to do this? I am more used to Hyper-V and an image manager to backup and merge backups into a single, restorable image file so would like to see this on Linux.

Can anyone please suggest the best way to backup my VM's? Ideally, I'd like incremental so I can eventually make cloud backups which will be quicker than a full VM copy.

I'd prefer a GUI, just because I find it easier to make sure the VM's are being backed up correctly but wouldn't mind a reliable command line type system.

I have Google'd the hell out of this over the last few weeks so please Linux guru's, make my day!

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.