If I snapshot a VM and copy the snapshot off somewhere else it's a backup.
Sure, agreed. But that's not what @scottalanmiller said.
Yeah, just for some reason in that table it shows that you can't. My guess is that it is a typo, but I've not tested it so I can't confirm.
It's defiantly not a typo. I am the member of a proxmox user group, and someone just did a install with LVM and everything related to snapshots was grayed out. Then we figured out it was LVM and not LVM-thin. So regardless if it's "all the same" it matters to proxmox.
We do, shouldn't, but we do because customers don't want to pay for better backups.
I am surprised NTG would take on a client like this. We sure wouldn't. The risk is too great. We just tell the client to take there business elsewhere. Maybe we are sending clients to you guys!
I have no reason to run unsafe valueless hobby systems.
Isn't that the same thing you said about Proxmox? Now you're the biggest Proxmox fan like your having a love affair with it or something. Maybe FreeNAS would be the same way.
@scottalanmiller What’s your storage configuration like?
I’ve been playing with it on ZFS Raid 1 mirror. Proxmox OS and VMs all on same mirror. Performance is “OK”. Not as good as MD with same setup though.
Wonder if it’s better to create separate Raid 1 ZFS pools. One for the Proxmox OS and one for the VMs.
Did you configure ZFS correctly? https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/ZFS_on_Linux#_limit_zfs_memory_usage What drives are you using?