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It's really important to backup your VMs. You have multiple options, but only Xen Orchestra is both advanced, agentless, fully Open Source and officially supported (tested for all XCP-ng releases).

Xen Orchestra

A lot of different backup options are supported via Xen Orcherstra:

  • Automated Snapshots
  • Backup
  • Forever incremental backups (delta)
  • DR (backup to another XCP-ng storage repository)
  • CR (delta backup to another XCP-ng storage repository)
  • Metadata backup
  • File level restore
  • XO Proxy (backup remote sites without any VPN requirement)
  • S3 compatible backup storage

All options are explained in the official documentation. Xen Orchestra is available as a turnkey virtual appliance, called XOA which you can deploy in a minute.

Alternatively, you can install and build it yourself from the GitHub repository.

You can also find a video describing various backup options here:

Other solutions

There's other solutions officially compatible with XCP-ng to make VM backups. Please check our ecosystem page on the backup section!