Proxmox Backup Server is an enterprise-class, client-server backup package which provides strong encryption without compromising on speed or flexibility. The Backup Server is based on a minimal Debian GNU/Linux distribution with built-in ZFS support. Thus, it can be installed on bare-metal, using the downloadable ISO image.

The backup server comes stocked with all the essential management tools you need, as well as an easy-to-use, web-based interface. This allows for simple, out-of-the-box management of your server, either through the command line or a standard web browser.

Proxmox Backup Server is licensed under the GNU AGPLv3 and is free to download and use. It is recommended that the server runs on dedicated hardware rather than being run as a virtualized instance.

Ready to go? Take a look at the system requirements, then follow the steps below or read the full installation guide.

Download and Install


Download ISO image

The ISO image file is an image of a disk. Download the Proxmox Backup Server ISO, then copy it to a USB flash drive or CD/DVD in order to use it.

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Boot from USB

...then, after booting, press 'Enter' to start the installation wizard on your dedicated hardware.

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Configure via GUI

You can do everything via your web browser. You don't need to install a separate management tool.

Find all details in the documentation:

How to configure


Note: Proxmox Backup Server is a bare-metal installer, please be aware that the complete server is used and existing data on the selected disks will be removed.


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