Category: Proxmox

Using qemu-guest-agent as interface between VMs and Proxmox host systems

Since virtual machines created with KVM/QEMU are not simple containers but quite isolated from the hosts environment, QEMU offers a companion service called qemu-guest-agent for Linux guests. qemu-guest-agent acts as an interface between the VMs and the host system. Some features like passing ACPI information for a clean guest shutdown are pretty well-known. However, did […]

Proxmox: Throttled backups for better performance

On a Proxmox node managed by myself, I’m relying on Proxmox’s integrated backup function as part of my backup concept. Since the server is mostly used for storage purposes, it’s equipped with ‘traditional’ HDDs instead of SSDs. The VMs are running on a RAID10 on ZFS, the backups are stored on a seperate RAID1 on […]