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Mastering Proxmox - Second Edition by Wasim Ahmed

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Configuring full backup

All full backups are in the tar format containing both the configuration file and virtual disk image file. The backup files are all you need to restore a virtual machine on any nodes and on any storage. Full backup files are named based on the several following formats for both KVM and LXC virtual machines:

vzdump-lxc-<ct_id>-YYYY_MM_DD-HH_MM_SS.tar
vzdump-lxc-<ct_id>-YYYY_MM_DD-HH_MM_SS.tar.lzo
vzdump-lxc-<ct_id>-YYYY_MM_DD-HH_MM_SS.tar.gz

vzdump-qemu-<vm_id>-YYYY_MM_DD-HH_MM_SS.vma
vzdump-qemu-<vm_id>-YYYY_MM_DD-HH_MM_SS.vma.lzo
vzdump-qemu-<vm_id>-YYYY_MM_DD-HH_MM_SS.vma.fz

The following screenshot shows a list of backup files in a backup storage node, as seen from the Proxmox GUI:

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