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Nutanix AFS Backup

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How we can backup Nutanix AFS?

It can be Fileserver VM bases or File Share based backup

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Re: Nutanix AFS Backup

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v10 NAS Backup is the recommended method. We've just completed our "Nutanix Ready - Files Backup" certification in fact...

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v10 NAS backup means how it will backup?

It will take backup as Windows Share SMB

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Re: Nutanix AFS Backup

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Correct we will back up the SMB share directly rather than doing an image-based backup of the Nutanix FSVM...

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Re: Nutanix AFS Backup

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Thanks for your response.

But what about backup methods full then forever incremental backup.

how the changed blocks are identified

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Re: Nutanix AFS Backup

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NAS backup is file-level backup and identifies changed files instead of blocks. First backup of a file share is Full(that is, backing up all files), and then incremental by default(that is, backing up new files and new versions of previously backed up files).
You can read about it in detail under How File Share Backup Works article.
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Re: Nutanix AFS Backup

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I have Configured File Share backup using backup from direct share option.

but when the file is open (for ex: excel sheet is opened & used by end user), the backup fails.

can we have any suggestion?

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Re: Nutanix AFS Backup

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Is there any way to backup locked files without fail.

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NAS Backup can retrieve data from Microsoft VSS Snapshot or from NAS Snapshot, which could be scheduled to be taken prior backup job.
Both options allow backup of locked files.
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Re: Nutanix AFS Backup

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@Ramalingam N I'm looking into how we might be able to script the snapshot with Nutanix Files. Looks like it may be straightforward for NFS but perhaps not for SMB. Still researching

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