Linux immutable backup repository deployment architecture best practice?

pk flag

What are the Linux distributions that are compatible with the Immutable repository?

Can you give me some advice on the best hardware or virtual machine configurations to deploy a large backup repository to hold all of my virtual machine backups that will be kept for a year?

According to, Ubuntu Server Linux is an example.

What about a single large virtual machine, a LUN formatted with ExtFS, or some other fancy secure file system?

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ng flag
Use Ubuntu or something like RHEL8 (or one of the variants).
in flag
The distribution is irrelevant. The filesystem is relevant.
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pk flag
What's the Filesystem that is better suited for this large files repository?
jp flag

Since you are planning to use it with Veeam B&R, I would highly recommend you follow their best practices and recommendations where Ubuntu, Red Hat, and SUSE are mentioned:

An excellent option is using a pre-built and pre-configured Veeam Hardened Repository Appliance, which already has all the essential things configured in accordance with the above practices, can be deployed bare-metal or as a virtual machine and is free to use.

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pk flag
Many thanks @netrunner for your assistance !
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