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Testing VEEAM SOBR Performance & Capacity Tier, Question about Config Database Resync

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So i have setup Veeam to work with Wasabi for immutability.I have setup SOBR with Capacity Tier copying files from Performance Tier. Everything is moving like it should. I wanted to test restoring from object storage at Wasabi. I thought I would start out by removing some files from .vib files from the local performance tier (local storage). I then rescanned the Wasabi SOBR. A donfiguration database resynchronization started and processed the capacity tier extent. It downloaded the 2 vib files from object storage back in to the performance tier storage. What I noticed is that the files downloaded had the same names as the original incremental files (.vib) the size of the files was considerably less. The original were 6-8 GB. The downloaded ones were both only 10,884 KB.
What causes the difference? I was just trying to get a better understanding.

Is there a better way to test? When restoring I wanted to make sure I was restoring from the backups at Wasabi and not from the performance tier. Should I put the performance tier in maintenance mode and then restore one of the VM on the capacity tier?

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Re: Testing VEEAM SOBR Performance & Capacity Tier, Question about Config Database Resync

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@goldstar4 putting the performance tier into maintenance mode is the easiest way to force restores to be performed on the capacity tier data.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Testing VEEAM SOBR Performance & Capacity Tier, Question about Config Database Resync

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Thanks Steve!

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Re: Testing VEEAM SOBR Performance & Capacity Tier, Question about Config Database Resync

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Additional info: putting performance tier into maintenance mode allowed restoring selectively from capacity tier.

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Re: Testing VEEAM SOBR Performance & Capacity Tier, Question about Config Database Resync

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goldstar4 wrote: Aug 12, 2021 1:22 pmWhat causes the difference? I was just trying to get a better understanding.
These are stub files containing metadata only. If you want to download the entire files, there's the corresponding option available in the backup settings.

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