[qubes-users] Add network drive to Dom0

I’d like to add a network drive (Buffalo NAS)to my Qubes 4.0 system to back up my Qubes. Is it possible?

William Fisher:

I'd like to add a network drive (Buffalo NAS)to my Qubes 4.0 system to back
up my Qubes. Is it possible?

Yes. Attach it to a VM with qvm-block, then run the Qubes Backup utility. More detail in here under Creating a backup: How to back up, restore, and migrate | Qubes OS .

I stil can’t figure out how to mount the NAS on my local LAN as local storage of my qubes (4.0) back-ups. How do I get Qubes to See the NAS drive?

How can I connect a network drive to an app VM?

Bill

or “Mount”

This is not Qubes specific. Please consult the documentation for the distribution your AppVM's are based on. For example, if your AppVM's are using a Fedora template, consult Fedora's documentation.

William Fisher:

or "Mount"

How can I connect a network drive to an app VM?

Bill

I stil can't figure out how to mount the NAS on my local LAN as local
storage of my qubes (4.0) back-ups. How do I get Qubes to See the NAS

drive?

William Fisher:

I'd like to add a network drive (Buffalo NAS)to my Qubes 4.0

system to back

up my Qubes. Is it possible?

Yes. Attach it to a VM with qvm-block, then run the Qubes Backup
utility. More detail in here under Creating a backup:
How to back up, restore, and migrate | Qubes OS
<How to back up, restore, and migrate | Qubes OS> .

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Hi William,

Dom0 has no network connection, so it isn't possible to connect
network storage to it.

When the Qubes backup process is run, it asks which VM should the
backup be sent to.

I have a VM called Backup in which I mount a shared folder from
my NAS device. The backup process works fine using this. And I
know that restores from the shared NAS folder work OK too, because
I test that occasionally.

Good luck,

Mike.

Assumed you had a USB connection to your NAS, sorry. Qvm-block won't work for network storage.