Backup on encrypted, exchangable disks
in small environments with a single host, we often use https://github.com/NAUbackup/VmBackup for backup to USB Disks encrypted with LUKS.
This basically does a "xe vm-export" and works well.
We wrap this into a small shell script, that identifies the currently attached USB drive, mounts it, backups, and then unmounts it.
Everything is handled by the hosts itself.
Now i was thinking about using a XO VM fur such Tasks, the following questions came into my mind:
What would be the best way to expose the attached USB drives to a XO VM? NFS, USB Passthrough or udev SR or such?
How to configure XO for Backup Remotes that get Plugged or unplugged?
What backup Strategy would be best suited for such a Task?
olivierlambert Vates 🪐 Co-Founder🦸 CEO 🧑💼
Questions for @julien-f I suppose