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Second level backup

Veeam Logoby tobia » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:39 am

Hello,
I'm using Veeam Backup with two Hyper-V nodes. Backup jobs use a iscsi NAS to store its files.

I would like to have a second-level backup in another de-localized iscsi NAS but I would like to not backup it directly from VMs but throught the main backup (1st NAS to 2nd NAS), to not load VM and network twice.
Can I do this? Is it enought to copy all veeams files (.vib, .vbk and .vrb)? I case of disaster of both servers and the first NAS (for example fire in the server room), can I use a fresh-veeam installation and link it to the second NAS to restore all VMs?

Thank you very much.
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Re: Second level backup

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:45 am

You should use backup copy job, as it was designed specifically for such use cases. Take a look at our Help Center to find more information about it. Thanks.
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Re: Second level backup

Veeam Logoby tobia » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:08 am

Oh my god. It is wonderful. Thank you.

I case of disaster of veeam proxy machine, I have only to install veeam and link it to the iscsi?
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Re: Second level backup

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:28 am

In case of disaster you can simply re-install backup server, link ISCSI drive, import backups and start to restore data. Also, it might be worth using configuration backup in order to protect backup server config. Thanks.
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Re: Second level backup

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:59 am

There's also a standalone extract.exe utility, which comes with every Veeam B&R installation and being copied to the backup storage along with backups allows to perform restore even without the need to install Veeam B&R first.
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Re: Second level backup

Veeam Logoby tobia » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:23 am

Very useful, I will test it. Thanks.
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Re: Second level backup

Veeam Logoby tobia » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:27 am

I read that this utility is only for full backup (vbk), is there any way like this to recover an incremental or a rollback?
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Re: Second level backup

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:00 am

No, you need to have a full product installation in this case. The utility is meant to be stored along and used with archived full backups. Thanks.
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