Virtual Machine Backup on Virtualbox



Ubuntu Server hosts a few guest VMs using Ubuntu and Windows Platform by VirtualBox. It requires automated script to backup guest VMs to another location, either NAS or Ubuntu server. The script should be simple and durable to use on other servers. Documented procedure is required to conduct installation of script, backup and restore procedure.

- Host server is running on ubuntu 12 LTS

- VM is using VirtualBox version 4.x

- Each guest VM is located individual folders (folder level backup can be possbile)

- Each guest VM has usually one vdi file.

- OS of Guest VMs are either Ubuntu or Windows Platform


- It must be Online backup without shutting down or freezing guest OS (Transaction can be expected during backing up).

- Changing/Modifying current disk layout is not advisable.

- The backup file should be in stardard compressed file format.

- The backup file should be a single file for each guest VM.

- Prefer in native backup method or OpenSource solution but suggestion of third party solution can be made.

- It shall be compitable with VirtualBox version 4.x

- The script should be generic and reusable to another server not limit to additional hosts by modifying certain variables.

- Individual script for each VMs can be considered.

- File level restoration if possbible (Not mandatory).

- Documented procedures for backup and restoration are required (Keep in Simple and Short)

- Generate email report upon completion of backup process, including result (success or failure), time taking and output file size.


- Daily Backup (MON ~ SAT) (Overwrite weekly)

- Weekly Backup (SAT) (Overwrite monthly)

Output File Format

\servername\[url removed, login to view] (e.g [url removed, login to view])

\servername\[url removed, login to view] (e.g [url removed, login to view])


- Expected budget SGD(50~150)

Skills: Linux

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Project ID: #4540078

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