VMs with SAN connection / direct SAN Access

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VMs with SAN connection / direct SAN Access

Veeam Logoby rcookdps » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:47 pm

Can you please clarify a couple of questions regarding what your sever is capable off:

All our host servers are running hyper-v (2008 R2, 2012 & 2012 R2) either as a standalone servers or as part of a CSV.

-Our VMs connect directly to (NTFS) Luns on the SAN using the iSCSI initiator for data like SQL DBs/logs, Exchange DBs/logs, file storage etc. I believe Veeam will backup the VM but cannot backup this data?

Therefore If I use direct SAN access from a proxy to backup the SAN, could I then for example, restore an individual email for a particular user?

Thanks
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Re: VMs with SAN connection / direct SAN Access

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:51 pm

rcookdps wrote:-Our VMs connect directly to (NTFS) Luns on the SAN using the iSCSI initiator for data like SQL DBs/logs, Exchange DBs/logs, file storage etc. I believe Veeam will backup the VM but cannot backup this data?

Correct.
rcookdps wrote:Therefore If I use direct SAN access from a proxy to backup the SAN, could I then for example, restore an individual email for a particular user?

Not sure I understand the question...you can restore any item that is located on the VM virtual disk.
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Re: VMs with SAN connection / direct SAN Access

Veeam Logoby rcookdps » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:57 pm

Thanks for the quick reply.

I mean that as I cant backup the data through the VM (my first point), can I back up the data directly on the SAN using your software? So the proxy server connects directly to the exchange Lun for example, can it backup the edb file and then can I restore an individual email or does everything revolve around the data residing on a virtual disk?
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Re: VMs with SAN connection / direct SAN Access

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:22 pm

No, backup jobs can only backup VMs residing on the Hyper-V hosts, however you can potentially use file copy jobs to copy the required files to the destination storage.
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Re: VMs with SAN connection / direct SAN Access

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:07 am

As to restoration of individual Exchange item via Veeam Exchange Explorer, then, the only thing you need to have is edb file. Thanks.
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