XEN Orchestra local storage for VM backup

First off, thanks for the wealth of knowledge available in your videos and on these forums. I am new to XCP-ng and XEN Orchetra. I am trying to setup a remote storage location for backing up VM’s. I have a 10 TB drive on my main system I want to use for this purpose. I have shared out the drive and checked all the permissions. I am not sure what info I am missing when setting it up, but it does not work for me. It seems to connect, but when I run a backup job it fails or completes with no files added to to drive. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

I have a video on how the backups work. When setting up the remotes, you have to attach them via NFS (linux sharing) / SMB (windows share) or attach storage directly to the system running XO.

Thanks for the response. I added the drive to the machine running the XCP-ng hyper-visor. The VM running XO is on that machine. I installed the drive and added it via the XE Create command. The drive is now listed as a storage device. (VM Backup Storage) When I go to set up a new remote storage in XO in the “New File System Remote” it requires the path. How do I get the path for this drive? I still feel as if I’m not getting this. Is this what you meant when you said “or attach storage directly to the system running XO” Thanks for any additional input.

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you would need to know where the storage is inside the XO vm. It’s best to setup a NFS share on a storage server for the backups.

Can I mount the NFS storage on the linux server hosting the XEN Orchestra? I am trying to mount to a Synology NAS NFS share and recieving “access denied by server when mounting 10.0.0.11:/volume1/vmbackups”. Seems to be a permissions issue. Your input is appreciated. Thanks.

Yes, you can do the backups via NFS. I am not sure what your permissions issue is.