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compellent VSS hardware provider

Veeam Logoby blodsbror » Fri May 02, 2014 2:07 pm

Hi,

We are implementing Veeam with a SC8000 SAN. Can anyone point me to the download location for the VSS provider software ? My searching hasn't turned up anything yet. Hopefully there are other Veeam users with Compellents :)

cheers!
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Re: compellent VSS hardware provider

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri May 02, 2014 2:21 pm

Hello Evan,

According to this web page, hardware VSS provider comes together with Replay Manager product. Can you please check if you have it shipped together with your storage?

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Re: compellent VSS hardware provider

Veeam Logoby blodsbror » Fri May 02, 2014 3:45 pm

Thanks!. I have downloaded it now, and there is two main components. Replay Manager Service for Windows and Replay Manager Management Tools. The tools is the GUI for using Replay Manager, however in the documentation it doesn't mention about the service including VSS drivers. I'll install it, and see what happens - and update the post.
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Re: compellent VSS hardware provider

Veeam Logoby blodsbror » Fri May 02, 2014 3:50 pm

Just as a side note. Does the VSS provider need to be installed on each Hyper-V host in addition to the proxy server ?
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Re: compellent VSS hardware provider

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri May 02, 2014 4:07 pm

Yes, hardware VSS provider has to be deployed on the Hyper-V host and off-host proxy server. If you're going to use on-host proxy servers, then you will have everything already configured by default (on-host proxies will be your Hyper-V hosts).
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Re: compellent VSS hardware provider

Veeam Logoby samh22a » Sun May 04, 2014 10:22 pm

Hi,
I'm running a large numbers of compellent systems and we are also using hardware VSS for Veeam.. let me know if you have any questions!

You'll probably have to reduce the numbers of concurrent jobs..but beside this..everything should work flawlessly

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Re: compellent VSS hardware provider

Veeam Logoby blodsbror » Mon May 05, 2014 6:07 am

Thanks for the offer Sam, much appreciated.

When installing the replay manager service on all Hyper-V hosts, is there a GUI application used to point them to the server running replay manager ? Or is it just done in the registry ?.
I have a SC8000 that we are copying VM data to now, so any tips for that in particular would be appreciated :)

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Re: compellent VSS hardware provider

Veeam Logoby EmpTee » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:10 pm

http://blog.workinghardinit.work/2014/0 ... r-channel/ is the only documentation I have been able to find on configuring Compellent hardware VSS with Veeam.

Unfortunately I don't have enough replay manager licenses to use off host backup proxy. If I configure as on host backup, do I need to worry about setting SAN policy as the document suggests?

During backup, Disk Management on my test node shows extra connections to my CSV. These disks are mounted as as NTFS rather than CSVFS, and are marked as online. Connections are removed once backup completes.
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Re: compellent VSS hardware provider

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:23 am 1 person likes this post

SAN policy should be set automatically, but you can check to make sure, as the paper suggests. The behavior you're seeing in the Disk Management snap-in is expected.
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