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somoa
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Scale out Offload

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Hi

I setup a new scaleout and it has been trying to offload backups for a week now.

One server has a full backup file offloading that gets stopped any time another backup kicks off. After the offload resumes it appears to restart from the beginning. So it appears like it will never complete.

If I look in "Backups > object storage" the server is not listed. I was expecting it to show here with an incomplete status.

Do I just need to give it more time or is it never going to complete if it can't upload the whole file in one go?




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Re: Scale out Offload

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Hello,
If you have enough bandwidth, then it will finally work. If your bandwidth is too low, then it cannot work (we are bound to the laws of physics like anyone else :-))
I was expecting it to show here with an incomplete status.
"nothing" means "incomplete". Incomplete restore points are useless for restores. So we only show working restore points.

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Hannes

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Re: Scale out Offload

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What object storage are you using? Chances are there is a device (enabled by provider) that allow you to seed backups to cloud, avoiding long initial transfer. Thanks!

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Re: Scale out Offload

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It is on AWS

So if the offload of a vbk file doesn't complete before any backup job it would never finish unless I find more bandwidth or maybe pause all backups?

In our case this is <24hours

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You can wait and see whether it will eventually catch up or you can leverage AWS Snowball Edge to seed backups to S3 (avoiding long initial transfer). Thanks!

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