Hello, great site
, hope you can help me with problem below.
I've been tasked with migrating 30+ VM's from remote offices back to the main office.
The remote offices have a sinlge Vmware host with a free licensed version of ESXi4 installed
The main office has an ESXi5 essentials plus licensed 3 host cluster, backed by a SAN
I've deployed Veeam essentials backup server on a VM in main office, a Veeam backup proxy server in each remote office, a Veeam storage repository in main office, and a NAS which can be used as a Veeam backup repository in the remote site.
Due to poor WAN bandwidth and some very very large VM's Veeam replication is not suitable.
So I've chosen to take the first 'seed' backup of all remote VM's to NAS, then ship the NAS back to base.
Following that I will import the VM's into Veeam local repository, then run a 'delta' backup of remote VM's again, using the initial seed.
I'm only about to test this process now but has anyone actually done this successfully? Can anybody seen any flaws with this or give any advice?
Also,on another note, can anybody tell me whether veeam backups up snapshots by default?