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Application-Aware Backup

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How Application-Aware Backup will work for VM's in Nutanix AHV with Veeam

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Re: Application-Aware Backup

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Hi Ramalingam

Please check respectful page of Veeam Backup for AHV User Guide here.
Long story short, if Nutanix App-Consistent snapshot criteria is met, backup by default will be application-consistent. Otherwise, it will be crash-consistent.
As another option you are free to use Veeam Agents for in-guest application-consistent backup.

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Hi Egor Yakovlev,

Thanks for your response.

Incase of MS SQL Server VM with application consistent backup, how transactional logs backup will taken care?

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Since Nutanix is going to take care of guest processing, Veeam will have no interaction with Guest OS - as a result, no SQL Logs Backup is performed by us.

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Ramalingam N wrote: Sep 09, 2020 8:29 am Hi Egor Yakovlev,

Thanks for your response.

Incase of MS SQL Server VM with application consistent backup, how transactional logs backup will taken care?
You need to backup your MS SQL Server with Veeam Agent. This is the only way for veeam to truncate log files. Same for Exchange Server.
License is needed only once for processing the same vm with different backup mode (NTX Backup and Veeam Agent Backup)

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[MERGED] AVH cluster + oracle on windows VM

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Does this work the application integration vss also work for AHV, like on vmware?
Or do we need to install an agent?

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Hi Koen, please review all the caveats in the existing discussion above. Thanks!

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The problem for the vss integration the veeam documentation pointS to the Nutanix documentation, but for oracle on windows vss is not mentioned as supported.
But in the veeam restore documentation from AVH I can see an oracle explorer

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Based on the reply from @Egor Yakovlev you need to use Veeam Agent for Windows for VSS consistency. If you don't have it, then you should be looking at AHV documentation for availabvle VSS options as our documentation points out. Hope it helps!

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