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NAS Backup to Scale out repository.

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Hi,

I am just doing some testing with Veeam. I have created a scale out respository using Wasabi and configured a NAS file share backup and some VM/Agent backups to it.

The VM/agent backups immediately start a SOBRTiering job on completion and copy the backup data to Wasabi, but this doesn't happen with the NAS backup and the automatic job that runs reports no backups to copy.

Is this expected behaviour or should the NAS backups be offloading to Wasabi?

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Re: NAS Backup to Scale out repository.

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Hello,
and welcome to the forum.

That is expected behavior.

1) SOBR capacity tier is not used today. there is no copy to capacity tier for NAS data today
2) offload only happens to archive tier for the configured conditions. No change (or no deletion) means no offload.

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... ml?ver=100

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Re: NAS Backup to Scale out repository.

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Hi Hannes,

Thank you for clarifying. At least I know I'm not doing something wrong now and just need to find a different solution.

Do you know if there are plans to introduce off site copies of file share backup on the future? Seems a bit odd to restrict a backup to local only.

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Re: NAS Backup to Scale out repository.

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as for the near future, only backup copy jobs are / will be available.

copy to object storage is something we have in mind, but it's nothing that will happen in foreseeable future

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Re: NAS Backup to Scale out repository.

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Hi Hannes,

Just in case I missing something here, can you clarify something please? When you say "only backup copy jobs" are available. The file share backup is a backup job, added via Backup Job > File Share.

But you are saying that this type of backup job is not compatible with off site copy? Presumably something to do with the way it works and files are stored?

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Re: NAS Backup to Scale out repository.

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Hello,
it depends what you mean with "offsite copy". As you mentioned Wasabi before, I assume that you were talking about object storage.

The capabilities available today are described in the user guide. And sure, the second repository can be "offsite" (and actually should be). https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... ml?ver=100

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Backups not being copied to S3

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I have a File Share backup job of a VM that I have set the Backup Repository to be a SOBR repo. The SOBR repo has a Linux repo as the performance tier and an S3 bucket for capacity.

For the backup job I have selected:
  • Backup repo -the SOBR
  • Keep file versions for 28 days
  • Un ticked - Keep previous version of files for..
  • No secondary repositories
On the SOBR I have selected
  • Extend SOBR with capacity & selected the S3 bucket
  • Copy backups as soon as they are created
  • Encrypt data
When the backup job runs, it successfully backs up to the performance tier, but the copy to S3 doesn't happen. I can see any errors or issue in the log. Is there some incompatibility I have missed or some other setting required to get it to copy the backup to S3?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: NAS Backup to Scale out repository.

Post by oleg.feoktistov »

Hi Jon,

I merged your post with the existing thread. Please have a look at the discussion above.
You can use object storage as an archive repository, but file share backups to capacity tier are not yet supported.
Check out our list of storage types supported as NAS backup job targets.

Thanks,
Oleg

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