slink wrote:Do I back them up at the prod site and replicate them down to the DR site? If so, that puts some backup duties back into the production array and I'm trying to avoid that. Do I just replicate the VMs down to the DR site and then back them up with Veeam from there? That seems like a good option but I'm not using SAN based replication which I believe is going to be more flexible.
slink wrote:I suppose my question is how do I slot in Veeam into this 2 SAN setup while still using SAN based replication and avoiding any backups being taken from the primary production SAN and making the recovery process as simple as possible?
slink wrote:]Also, can I leverage 3PAR snapshots to backup to tape with Veeam?
Vitaliy S. wrote:Actually if you're going to use off-hos proxy server, then the volume snapshot will be mounted to your off-host proxy and there will be no load on the production hosts.
Vitaliy S. wrote:If you have Hyper-V hosts and use SAN based replication and all VMs are registered within the DR hyper-v hosts, you can easily back up those VMs with Veeam.
slink/Vitaliy S. wrote:]Also, can I leverage 3PAR snapshots to backup to tape with Veeam?
Can you please elaborate on this? Not sure I fully understand what you're after.
I'm talking about taking load of the production array, not the hosts. There's pretty much 24x7 intensive IO happening on the production array so there is no good time to be doing backups from it, hence why I wanted to replicate and do everything from the DR array.
slink wrote:I'm talking about taking load of the production array, not the hosts. There's pretty much 24x7 intensive IO happening on the production array so there is no good time to be doing backups from it, hence why I wanted to replicate and do everything from the DR array.
slink wrote:Well this is the problem. How can they be registered in the hosts? My understanding is that I would replicate the CSVs at the SAN level so I would end up with a copy of the data down at the DR site but in the event of a failover the VMs would need to be imported into the DR hosts at that point, a manual process (or more likely PowerShell). Am I mistaken here? If not, this is the situation I was trying to avoid and figured Veeam would give the GUI required for a quicker recovery in this situation or for a simpler recovery process for files contained within a VM. SAN based replication appears to require a more convoluted process to manipulate the replicated data for something useful.
slink wrote:I don't want to backup to tape from the production data, I want to backup from a storage snapshot. I believe Veeam offers that functionality for D2D backup so was wondering if it could be done for D2T as well.
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