Backing up a Windows Failover Cluster with Shared vhdx?

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Re: Backing up a Windows Failover Cluster with Shared vhdx?

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:10 pm

No, this should not matter.
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Re: Backing up a Windows Failover Cluster with Shared vhdx?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:43 pm

RGijsen wrote:I have this test setup available at any time, might you want to see this just contact me. Glad to help if I can.

Great post and good knowledge of how everything works in Hyper-V. Sorry for the late reply.

What you have just done is basically what Hyper-V VSS writer does when backing up VMs on the host. Unfortunately, this writer is not currently capable of doing the same VSS freeze for shared VHDX, which we are using for backing up Hyper-V VMs.
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Re: Backing up a Windows Failover Cluster with Shared vhdx?

Veeam Logoby spgsit5upport » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:32 am

foggy wrote:No, this should not matter.


But how to backup the send VM of the cluster?

Will the shared disk be tried to be backed up ONE MORE TIME?

If I select Exclusions & System Disk Only, I get Size of the VM as 0.0 Kb, only way to get it was to select disk/SCSI & then chose the disks I need for this VM

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Re: Backing up a Windows Failover Cluster with Shared vhdx?

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:18 pm

It will be backed up twice, if nodes are backed up by different jobs. If they are in a single job, the disk will be snapshotted twice (within each node), however backed up with the first node only. The second node backup will contain differences for this disk between the snapshots.
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[MERGED] Suggestion to backup data through shared VHDX

Veeam Logoby Someonenew2014 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:19 pm

Hi...

We are using shared VHDX and would like to take backup in application consistent-state. We know it is not supported.

We are looking for options/ideas to make it work with Veeam.


Appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
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Re: Backing up a Windows Failover Cluster with Shared vhdx?

Veeam Logoby mdallagi » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:10 pm

Hi, here the same problem :-(

and today the Veeam support also confirmed to me that the v9 doesn't yest support this.
any forecast for this functionality?

Thanks.
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Re: Backing up a Windows Failover Cluster with Shared vhdx?

Veeam Logoby Someonenew2014 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:56 pm

We know it will not be suppoertrd and it is a Microsoft thing. It is a limitation.

We are looking for workaround from Veeam, some vendors provide Agent for such a case.

I'm sure Veeam can find workaround for this issue.
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Re: Backing up a Windows Failover Cluster with Shared vhdx?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:52 pm

Massimo, cannot make any forecasts on availability of this functionality, let's see what improvements a new version of Hyper-V will bring. Most VM image-level backup vendors cannot do backups of these VMs at all. One of the possible solutions would be, indeed, to run an in-guest script/agent to initiate VSS freeze during a VM-level backup job, though it would bring more complexity into overall backup job management.
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Re: Backing up a Windows Failover Cluster with Shared vhdx?

Veeam Logoby Someonenew2014 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:02 pm

Hi,

I saw many posts talking about Hyper-v 2016 new features (Shared vhdx).Windows Server 2016 many of these limitations have been removed and key features with shared VHDX now include:

Dynamic resize (resizing while VMs are running)
Host level backup
Hyper-V Replica support


http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server- ... erver-2016


How this sounds ???
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Re: Backing up a Windows Failover Cluster with Shared vhdx?

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:50 pm

Promising. ;) However nothing specific at the moment, we have yet to take a look at it.
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Re: Backing up a Windows Failover Cluster with Shared vhdx?

Veeam Logoby Andreas Neufert » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:55 am

Do our Change Block Tracking work with these shared VHDX disks or is it Snap and Scan Backup?
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Re: Backing up a Windows Failover Cluster with Shared vhdx?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:05 am

Yes, it does work as with regular disks.
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Re: Backing up a Windows Failover Cluster with Shared vhdx?

Veeam Logoby Andreas Neufert » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:09 am

Cool Thx
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Re: Backing up a Windows Failover Cluster with Shared vhdx?

Veeam Logoby Andreas Neufert » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:11 am

I´m sorry ... follow up question by a customer.... will Indexing work for 1-Click File Restore ?
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Re: Backing up a Windows Failover Cluster with Shared vhdx?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:16 am

Yes, that would be possible too.
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