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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Storage Defender
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 6, 2024

Expand Defender Data Protect capabilities to include agent support for Proxmox hypervisors

The concept involves utilizing Defender Data Protect to seamlessly integrate with Proxmox VE for VM-consistent backups, granular file recovery, and employing the same techniques as it does with VMware. This includes features such as instant mass restore.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    May 24, 2024

    I do strongly encourage this idea as we will also shift away from VMware as soon as possible.


    Thomas Baumann

  • Guest
    May 23, 2024

    Just my 0,02 €/$:

    IBM should also consider, there is some activity to leave VMware for oeconomical reasons.
    Due to Broadcom changing the license terms this spring, these activty is raising and many extisting IBM customers have to face this situation -- especially with regard to existing backup requirements and backup solutions already running.
    The backup of virtual machines with kvm can so far only be carried out with a lot of manual scripting (triggered as PRESCHEDCMD using ISP) or additional software like "storware Backup & Recovery" [1].

    I therefore call on IBM to implement (at least) native support for KVM backups as well in Defender Data Protect as in ISP.
    But in view of the broad interest (not only in the academic and non-profit area) in Proxmox VE as an orchestration and management environment, integration with Proxmox should also be possible.