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Application Aware Linux VM backup / replications

Post by ZoZo » Sep 25, 2012 4:26 am

I am interested in how Veeam could help us to perform backup and replication to DR site for our Hyper-V environment.

I saw currently Veeam is VSS capable such that all windows VM should be application quiesced before backup / replicate to DR.

However, is there any we could do on Linux also. Seems like LVM support some level of quiescing.

Is it support in Veeam?? If not, any suggestions on how we could achieve it.

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Re: Application Aware Linux VM backup / replications

Post by Vitaliy S. » Sep 25, 2012 7:43 am

Hello Alex,

Linux backups are performed in a crash-consistent state, however you're right about LVM snapshots. You could leverage them to create application consistent images. In this case the crash consistent backup would also contain an application consistent backup of any critical data.

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Re: Application Aware Linux VM backup / replications

Post by ZoZo » Sep 26, 2012 6:41 am

Thanks for your info.

So Veeam support to use LVM to do application quiescing for backup & replication by default?

Or some customizations we need to perform.

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Re: Application Aware Linux VM backup / replications

Post by Vitaliy S. » Sep 26, 2012 9:00 am

Not exactly, you should be creating these snapshots with in-guest script prior to when the VM backup job runs.

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